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We will prepare you to provide service to society, engage in effective practice, rely on self-reflection and belong to a professional community.

Emporia State University's Teachers College: We change lives

We look for people who have a passion for improving the lives of others.

Do you want to become an art therapist, psychologist, educator, athletic trainer, school counselor, a human wellness professional? You can prepare for these careers - and so many others - through The Teachers College at Emporia State University.

We offer a winning combination of nationally recognized programs and top-notch faculty, all contained in student-focused learning environments which give you real world experiences.

Whether your goal is a career inside or outside education, or if you are a practicing professional looking to advance or change your career, The Teachers College is here to serve you.





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Preparing You for a Career Educating People

We provide you the platform for your professional career in fields serving within K-12 schools.

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Preparing You for a Career Helping People

With programs ranging from Art Therapy and Athletic Training to Psychology and Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, you can meet your career goals through our college.

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Our communities - geographic communities, our learning communities, our professional communities - are served through the college and help you shift your career, upgrade your skills or start on a new professional path.

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Learn more about some of our featured programs. See all of our undergraduate programs and/or all of our graduate programs.

Instructional Specialist, Reading Specialist Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

This program, based on the International Reading Association standards, is intended for the teaching practitioner in settings from early childhood through adolescence and young adulthood. You will learn to deal more effectively with diverse learners and move from theory to best practice in the field. The Reading Specialist PK-12 serves practicing teachers, elementary or secondary, who wish to acquire initial reading specialist licensure with a master’s degree in Kansas. This program is offered entirely online and at the Olathe school district.

Trauma-Informed Education: Social-Emotional Learning & Psychological Well-Being Certificate


This 18 credit hour certificate program will further educators, mental health professionals and others in the science of social-emotional learning, development, and interventions, and aspects related to diversity and systems change. This program can be completed entirely online, or with face-to-face course options available.

Sport Leadership & Recreation

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Sport Leadership & Recreation is designed to prepare you for a leadership role in sport and recreation industries. The SLR program has courses focused on sport management, event and program design, revenue management, business law, marketing, and sport psychology. With unique practicum and internship experiences, SLR graduates are uniquely qualified for a wide range of careers in the profession.

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