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Honoring Students, Staff, Faculty, and Practictioners

Each year The Teachers College honors excellence in education

The Teachers College Awards + Honors

Each year, The Teachers College honors those striving for excellence in education through several award programs. Learn about these awards and honors by visiting the links below.

Child reading

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?

Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award
Leg being bandaged

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 contributions to Emporia State University in the form of service to the HPER department.

HPER Alumni Hall of Honor
2017 Kansas Master Teacher group photo

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.

Kansas Master Teacher Awards
Faculty posing with awards from The Teachers College

The Teachers College Recognition Awards

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

Recognition awards
National Teachers Hall of Fame 2018

National Teachers Hall of Fame

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

National Teachers Hall of Fame
Commencement Ceremony

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.

Legacy of Excellence
2022 Honors Banquet of The Teachers College

The Teachers College Annual Honors Ceremony

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.

Annual Honors Ceremony