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The Teachers College

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

Whether you dream of becoming a teacher or want to work in a career improving human wellness, The Teachers College at Emporia State University will provide the foundation you need to be successful. We offer a winning combination of nationally recognized programs and top-notch faculty, all contained in student-focused learning environments.

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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Careers Inside Education

We provide you the platform to prepare you for your professional career in fields serving and within K-12 schools. Everything you need to know about studying in an education field at ESU, and the services available to you - including everything from financial assistance to free professional clothing - is available here.

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Our name is The Teachers College, but we prepare educators and so many others for their professional careers. With programs ranging from Art Therapy and Athletic Training to Psychology and Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, you can meet your career goals through ESU.

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We are part of several communities: our geographic communities, our learning communities, our professional communities - and we offer resources to serve your communities or 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. To see all of our undergraduate programs, visit here.

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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. It can be completed entirely online, or with face-to-face course options available.

Sport Leadership & Recreation (Online)

Bachelor of Science

The online Bachelor of Science in Sport Leadership & Recreation is designed to prepare students 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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