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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.” – Malcom 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 is committed to the fostering academic success and professional development 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.
Interim Dean, The Teachers College
jbrewer@emporia.edu

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Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.