Upcoming Events

Psychology Research Day & Holiday Mix & Mingle

December 08, 2016
11:00 AM
Visser Hall, Rm 330

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Last day of Fall Semester classes

December 09, 2016
12:00 AM

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Finals Week - Fall Semester

December 12, 2016
12:00 AM

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Secondary Education Holiday Party

December 12, 2016
07:00 PM
Visser Hall, Rm 221

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News from The Teachers College

Erin Gruwell to Speak at ESU

A celebrated educator who helped her inner city high school students see a world outside their neighborhood will speak at Emporia State University Wednesday evening. Erin Gruwell, ...

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Psychology Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Kansas Association of School Psychologists recently honored Dr. Jim Persinger, professor and chair of Emporia State’s Psychology Department, with its Lifetime ...

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Emporia State Students Take Top Honor in International Competition

Two students in the Instructional Design and Technology graduate program were named the winning team at a recent international conference. Milton Knopp and Julie La Combe, both ...

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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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