Information for Current Students

2015 Student Research Award Program Application

Research is important to the development of professional education. Every new piece of information has the potential for broadening perspective and improving conditions for teaching and learning. As a way of encouraging student interest in searching for new information, The Teachers College annually offers up to two awards to students at the undergraduate level and up to two awards to students at the graduate level who demonstrate an interest and competence in conducting research.

The application and all supporting materials must be submitted to the Jones Institute in the Earl Center, Lower Level, Room 124 by March 27, 2015.

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Art Therapy Discovery Day

2015 Art Therapy Discovery Day

Megan Van Meter, ATR-BC, LPC-AT/S, School-Based Art Therapist, Austin, TX

Charlie Marshall, ATR-BC, LPAT, Psychiatric Hospital-Based Art Therapist, Louisville, KY

Our keynote speakers received their graduateart therapy training under the original developers of the Expressive Therapies
Continuum. This art-based assessment and treatment model is supported by contemporary neuroscience for its potential to integrate physical, emotional, and intellectual functioning in a wide range of populations.

Learn more >


The Teachers College News

Three honored during Women's History Month

Three women received awards during the 2015 Women’s History Month Reception and Awards Ceremony this month. The Ethnic and Gender Studies program and the Department of ...

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Teacher preparation program receives national award

Emporia State's Professional Development School received the 2015 national award for exemplary achievement on March 6. The award, given by the National Association for Professional...

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2015 Kansas Master Teachers inspire in, out of classroom

Inspiring their students is a common description of the members of the 2015 class of Kansas Master Teachers, which was announced today. The teachers chosen for this annual award ...

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Recent Events

October 17, 2014

Dr. Diane DeBacker, 2014 ESU Distinguished Alumnus and former Kansas Commissioner of Education, currently serves as senior advisor to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council. DeBacker gave an overview of K-12 education and the reforms being made in Abu Dhabi.

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March 3, 2014

David Gussak, professor and chair of the art education department at Florida State University and an Emporia State University alumnus, spoke about his experience serving as an art therapist expert witness in the courtroom as well as the role of art therapy in corrections.

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February 19, 2014

Kristina Bramwell, undergraduate elementary education student, discussed her  her experiences teaching in the Marshall Islands.

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January 30, 2014

Eight teachers from around the state visited Emporia State University and shared their expertise with students in The Teachers College as part of the 2014 Kansas Teacher of the Year Program.

During their visit, the delegation presented "The Power of You: Becoming the Decisive Element" three times to different education classes.

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Scholarships for Current Students


Scholarship Available

October 15
March 15

Lattner Student Teacher Scholarship Application Instructions and Materials

The deadline for submission of applications will be March 15 and October 15 prior to the semester the candidate is scheduled to be student teaching (Phase II: Secondary or Block 3: Elementary).

November 15

Elberta Harris Scholarship Application


Services for Current Students

Elementary Education Advising Your journey to becoming an elementary teacher is full of fun and exciting challenges. Use this site to help you understand the design of our education program and learn the requirements for program admission and graduation/licensure. more information...
Graduating Students The Winter Commencement Exercise is to be held Saturday, December 14, 2013. more information...
Graduate Programs Current undergraduate students wanting information about ESU's graduate programs can request more information here.
Licensure Programs The Teachers College offers licesure in 22 undergraduate areas and 13 graduate areas. more information...
Non-Traditional Student Services Are you a single parent? Are you married? Are you a student who did not come to college straight from high school? more information...
Project Challenge Project Challenge is designed to increase students' chances for success while in college. more information...
Scholarship Information Incoming and current students of The Teachers College can find information and applications for scholarships from here.
Teacher Work Sample In The Teachers College at ESU, the Teacher Work Sample (TWS) is a required assignment for Phase II student teachers and Block 3 interns.  Faculty is encouraged to use the TWS, in part or in its entirety, in other field experiences or courses. more information...
Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Undergraduate research is an opportunity to experience your field of study beyond the classroom and textbooks.  Perhaps more importantly, it allows you to develop and demonstrate the skills and dispositions most desired by graduate schools, professional programs and employers. more information... 
The Writing Center The Writing Center at Emporia State University promotes writing as a tool for teaching and learning in every discipline and assists writers in preparing for the practical, real-life applications of writing in the workplace as well as in the academic world. more information...

Student Organizations

ESU National Science Teachers Association Student Chapter
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Club (HPER Club)
Kappa Delta Pi - Iota Chapter (KDP)
Kansas National Education Association Student Program (KNEA-SP)
Mental Health Counseling Student Organization (MENTO)
NafME Collegiate: National Association For Music Education at ESU
Non-Traditional Student Association
Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology)
Psychology Club
Rehabilitation Club (RC)
Student Art Therapy Organization (SATO)
Student Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology