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The Teachers College

Where Emporia State University started in 1863

Emporia State University Teachers College

If 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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Counselor Education

Graduate programs in Art Therapy, Clinical Counseling and School Counseling.

Counselor Education
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Elementary Education / Early Childhood / Special Education

Undergraduate program in Elementary Education, graduate programs in Instructional Specialist with concentrations in Reading Specialist PK-12/Elementary Content/Elementary STEM, a master’s degree in Early Childhood Unified Education (Birth to Age 8 or Birth to K), a master’s degree in special education and a master's degree in elementary education.

Elementary Education / Early Childhood / Special Education
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Health, Physical Education, & Recreation

Undergraduate programs in health and physical education, health and human performance and sport leadership and recreation. Graduate programs in athletic training, health, physical education and recreation and health education.

Health, Physical Education + Recreation
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Instructional Design + Technology

Emporia State University's programs in Instructional Design + Technology include a master's degree in IDT and certificates in eLearning and teaching with technology.

Instructional Design & Technology
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Undergraduate programs in psychology and psychology teaching field and graduate programs in clinical and school psychology. A specialist in education degree is offered in school psychology and an online certificate program in the psychology of learning and exceptionality.

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School Leadership / Middle + Secondary Teacher Education

Undergraduate program in secondary education with 16 teaching fields to choose from and graduate programs in curriculum and instruction, educational administration and teaching.

School Leadership / Middle + Secondary Teacher Education

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About the College

Everything you could want to know about our people, accreditations, leadership, history, and awards.

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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.

Elementary Education

Master of Science

The master’s degree in elementary education at Emporia State is designed for career changers who are interested in teaching elementary school. With online courses and a clinical experience placement near you, you can earn a master’s degree without changing locations. In as little as two years, you will be eligible for an elementary education teaching license. When you finish your degree, you will enter the teaching profession at the master’s degree level on the pay scale. A background in the education field is not required.

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