Upcoming Events

Free Group Exercise Sessions!

October 08, 2015
12:00 PM
Zola Witten Track

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JIEE Workshop: The Heart & Soul of Improving Mathematics Instruction

October 22, 2015
08:30 AM
Jones Institute for Educational Excellence, The Earl Center at Emporia State University (1601 State, Emporia)

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KS Higher Education E-Textbook Summit

October 30, 2015
12:00 AM
Emporia State University

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Fall Teacher Career Fair

November 03, 2015
09:00 AM
Webb Hall, ESU's Memorial Union

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The Teachers College in the News

From September 15, 2015 WIBW, "Emporia State celebrates their new Art Therapy facility and program birthday"

Art Therapy celebrates its new space

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From September 13, 2015 Topeka Capital-Journal, "Washburn Rural, Silver Lake, Cair Paravel students score well on ACT test"

James Persinger, interim chairman of the department of psychology in the Teachers College at Emporia State University, says ACT scores are helpful for gauging a teenager’s academic preparedness for college.

But, Persinger cautioned, the scores don’t fully correlate with college success — meaning, for example, that a student with a low score can do better in college than a student with a high score — nor have the scores been shown to measure teacher or school quality.

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From June 8, 2015, Bright, medium.com's publication about innovation in education, "Treating Student Teachers Like Doctors-In-Training"

Instead of one semester of student teaching, which is common at many teacher preparation programs, students at Emporia State complete a full year of student teaching at partner school districts across the state. Students are strategically matched with “mentor teachers” to ensure a good fit — a shy student would, for example, be matched with a mentor who has had success helping student teachers overcome classroom stage fright. Mentor teachers and principals are trained on how to supervise student teachers.

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News from The Teachers College

Scholarship awards awarded to adaptive special education majors

The adaptive special education graduate program at Emporia State University awarded nearly $41,000 in scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. “The fact that we can offer ...

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20th annual Kansas Summer Institute for School Librarians

For the past 20 years, school librarians, as well as other educators and public librarians, have looked to the Kansas Summer Institute for School Librarians to provide innovative ...

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Late professor to be honored Saturday

An Emporia State University professor who shunned the spotlight during life will be remembered Saturday during activities at Eastside Memorial Park, Ninth Avenue and East Street.&...

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