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Honoring Students, Staff, Faculty, and Practictioners

Awards + Honors

We honor people who are preparing for their careers and those who have shown exceptional abilities in their professional lives.

The Teachers College Annual Honors Banquet

At the end of every spring semester, The Teachers College honors students named as outstanding students in their undergraduate and graduate programs within the college's academic programs.

Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award

The Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award aims to promote an appreciation of quality literature in young children across Kansas. The award is named for Bill Martin Jr, an internationally renowned author best known for his classic text Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do you See?

HPER Alumni Hall of Honor

The HPER Alumni Hall of Honor recognizes graduates of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) at Emporia State University who have achieved prominence in their chosen field or who have made significant contribution to Emporia State University in the form of service to the HPER department.

Kansas Master Teacher Awards

The Kansas Master Teacher Awards are presented annually to teachers who have served the profession long and well and who also typify the good qualities of earnest and conscientious teachers.

National Teachers Hall of Fame

The National Teachers Hall of Fame recognizes and honors exceptional career teachers, encourage excellence in teaching, and preserve the rich heritage of the teaching profession in the United States. ESU, along with other organizations in Emporia, founded the NTHF.

The Teachers College Recognition Awards

Emporia State University and the The Teachers College honor faculty and staff annually for excellence in the areas of instruction, scholarly activity, service, and applied scholarship.

Legacy of Excellence

Identified as a school of education "blazing the trail to better practices," Emporia State is known for the quality of its graduates.