Welcome to The Teachers College
Message from the Dean
Welcome to The Teachers College at Emporia State University!
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X
Undergraduate and graduate programs within The Teachers College are committed to immersing students in high-impact learning opportunities to prepare professionals who provide service to society, apply interdisciplinary scholarly knowledge, engage in effective practice, respond to uncertainty and change, rely on self-reflection, and belong to professional community.
Programs present opportunities for students to experience hands-on training travel abroad, conduct research with faculty, travel to conferences, serve in leadership roles, and many others. These opportunities combined with coursework will not only enhance the lives of our students but allow our students to impact the lives of others.
The Teachers College enjoys a legacy of educational excellence as several programs are recognized with national accreditation. The college offers a Bachelor of Science in Education in both elementary and secondary education leading to licensure or endorsement through the Kansas State Department of Education. Additionally, the college houses Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in several non-teaching fields, including psychology, health and human performance, sport leadership and recreation, athletic training, and rehabilitation and disability studies.
The Teachers College offers a variety of graduate degrees in each of its six departments, which include Counselor Education; Elementary Education, Early Childhood and Special Education; Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Instructional Design and Technology; Psychology; and School Leadership, Middle-Secondary Teacher Education.
The Teachers College faculty and staff are committed to the fostering academic success and professional development of our students. I think you will find The Teachers College a place where students, faculty and staff collaborate and grow on a daily basis.
The Teachers College in Hornet Nation is a great place to be!
Joan Brewer, Ph.D.
Dean, The Teachers College
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The mission of The Teachers College and personnel preparation unit is to prepare professionals who provide service to society, apply interdisciplinary scholarly knowledge, engage in effective practice, respond to uncertainty and change, rely on self-reflection and belong to professional community.
To continue The Teachers College legacy through educational excellence and enhanced presence permeated with leadership, diversity and technology.
Dr. John E. King Endowed Professorship
A charitable gift made by Arthur C. Piculell, Jr. in 2019 established and endowed professorship in the name of Dr. John E. King. The professorship’s purpose is to supplement the salary of a distinguished professor within The Teachers College at Emporia State University.
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Dean’s Discretionary Funds for Travel
The Dean’s discretionary funds are intended and available to faculty as travel funds for scholarly activities. Full-time faculty employed at the rank of instructor or above are eligible to apply. Applications are to be submitted to respective department chairs by September 1 for fall semester travel and February 1 for spring semester or summer session travel.
Dean's Fund to Encourage Teaching Innovation and Faculty Creativity
The Dean's Fund to Encourage Teaching Innovation and Faculty Creativity encourages innovative and creative instructional, service, or research projects/activities by the faculty in The Teachers College.
The Teachers College Long Range Plan (2013-2020)
The Long Range Plan focuses on two areas:
Educational excellence - including both enrichment and relevance.
Enhanced presence - encompassing community, professional, and global involvement.
The Teachers College Policies and Procedures Handbook
Included in this handbook are the bylaws that govern The Teachers College: organizational descriptions of the College and the university setting in which the College functions; descriptions of each office, center and department; and guidelines pertaining to student, faculty, and field partnerships.