Online Journalism Endorsement

This program is for teachers with secondary level teaching certification who want to earn a 7-12 journalism endorsement. Courses will be offered on a rotating basis. Whether a course is offered is determinate upon enrollment numbers. Summer & Fall Enrollment begins on March 6, 2017.

Why Emporia State?

  • The department has produced students that have received Journalist of the Year for four-year schools by Kansas Collegiate Media, authored numerous books, and become publication editors.
  • Emporia State ranked No. 1 among Kansas public and private colleges and universities for both online graduate education and online non-MBA business programs.
  • These courses meet the Kansas endorsement requirements, other courses may be needed to meet requirements in other states.

Course Sequence:

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JO 200- MassCommunication (3)
JO 490- TeachingJournalism (3)
JO 306- Photojournalism (3) *offered summer 2018, replacing JO200

Fall 2017
JO 200- MassCommunication (3)
JO 305- Publication Design (3)
JO 301- News Reporting (3)
JO 501- Law and Ethics of Journalism (3)

Spring 2018
JO 403- History andPrinciples of
Journalism (3)
JO 502- Editing (3)
JO 302- Advanced Reporting (3)

For more information contact:
Kristy Dekat
Assistant Professor of Journalism, BSE/ Secondary Teaching Field Specialist


Second Teaching Field in Journalism

(Teacher Licensure)

The State of Kansas offers licensure in journalism as a second teaching field. Students may combine the second teaching field in journalism with any other primary teaching field. The Second Teaching Field in Journalism requires 24 hours of coursework:

JO 200 Mass Communication (3 hours)
JO 301 News Reporting (3 hours)
JO 302 Advanced Reporting (3 hours)
JO 305- Publication Design (3)
JO 502- Editing (3)
JO 306 Photojournalism (3 hours)
JO 490 Teaching Journalism in the Middle-Level and Secondary School (3 hours)
JO 501 Law & Ethics of Journalism (3 hours)
JO 503 History & Principles of Journalism (3 hours)

During their Phase II (student-teaching) semester, students will have placements in both their first teaching field and in journalism.