Welcome to The Teachers College
Emporia State University has enjoyed a long history of preparing individuals for various education roles – teacher, administrator, counselor, and school psychologist. We also take great pride in providing on-going opportunities for professional development for educators through licensure endorsement and master degree programs offered throughout the state using varied methods of delivery. Initiated in 1863 as the Kansas State Normal School, we take great pride in being the only state institution whose primary mission continues to be the preparation of teachers and other school personnel.The purpose of The Teachers College of Emporia State University is to develop skilled practitioners who are prepared with essential knowledge and applications in their fields of specialty.
Student learning reflects historical and contemporary knowledge, research, theory, experience, and practice that meet the academic, personal, and social needs of their clientele. Professional programs are carefully designed to reflect the current knowledge base, including existing and envisioned practices in constituent institutions and clearly delineated models.Curricular coherence is strengthened through faculty study and dialogue on purpose, course content, and intended student-learning outcomes.