Department of Psychology

Certificate in the Psychology of Learning and Exceptionality


Program Overview

The Teachers College at Emporia State University offers a graduate certificate program in the Psychology of Learning and Exceptionality.  The certificate program is meant for teaching professionals in community colleges and secondary settings who teach college level courses and who need to meet the 18 hour coursework requirements to meet highly qualified requirements of the Higher Learning Commission.


Admission Requirements

1.    Undergraduate (baccalaureate) degree in psychology or a related field of study from an accredited college or university.
2.    Admission to Emporia State University for graduate study.
3.    Complete the online application form.
4.    Pay application fee following the directions on the application form.
5.    Submit official transcripts from each institution you have attended to the following address:

Graduate School, Campus Box 4003
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801-5415


Advising and Degree Plan

Each student will be assigned an advisor in the student's main area of interest, background, or specialization. The advisor and student will develop a plan of study including courses to be taken. This plan of study will be submitted for approval by the director(s) of the ASD program, and then forwarded for approval by the appropriate department chair.


Certificate Completion

Completion of all courses in the student's plan of study will result in award of the graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Learning and Exceptionality. The student will receive a certificate from the university.


Contact Us

To learn more, please contact Dr. Jim Persinger or 620-341-5317.