Upcoming Events

The Teachers College 2016 Ice Cream Social

May 04, 2016
01:00 PM
Visser Hall Patio

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Psychology Professional Development Session: Psychology Student/Faculty Mix and Mingle

May 05, 2016
11:00 AM
Visser Hall Rm 330

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The Teachers College 32nd Annual Honors Banquet

May 06, 2016
06:30 PM
Memorial Union's Webb Hall

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A Kansas Conversation: Exploring New Forms of Education to Meet 21st Century Learning Needs

May 07, 2016
10:00 AM
Emporia State's Memorial Union

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News from The Teachers College

Visser Hall Relocation

The transformer that powers Visser Hall blew yesterday afternoon, and will not be able to be fixed until the weekend. Students, faculty and staff of The Teachers College will ...

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Special Education Preparation Program Receives Grant

A project that will help special educators and students in schools in underserved areas of Kansas recently received an $84,000 grant from the Kansas Board of Regents. The project, ...

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Conference Exploring 21st Century Learning to be Held in May

Academic skills, employability and citizenship skills, technology, all under the shadow of school financing — how are Kansans to determine what K-12 schools must do to ...

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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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