Upcoming Events

ISEA (Interdisciplinary Secondary Education Alliance) Meeting

September 27, 2017
07:00 PM
Visser Hall, Rm 126

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SSIOP (industrial/organizational psychology) meeting

September 28, 2017
05:30 PM
Visser Hall, Rm 343

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September 29, 2017
09:00 AM
1701 Morse Drive, Visser Hall, Rm 125B

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KS Masonic Literacy Center: Mobilizing Literacy at the Zoo

September 29, 2017
10:30 AM
David Traylor Zoo, Emporia, KS

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News from The Teachers College

ESU Earns National Accolades

Emporia State University is the only public university in Kansas to have earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, an honor for universities demonstrating ...

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Kansas Literacy Week Proclaimed by Governor

Elementary students who reach grade-level reading proficiency by the end of third grade are four times more likely to graduate high school. Currently, one-third of fourth graders ...

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STEM Learning in the Summer Time

Fifty students from Dodge City attended portions of the MASTERS summer institute earlier this summer.  Kansas teachers are working with students in rural parts of the state ...

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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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