Serving Our Communities
Centers + Services
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.
Center for Early Childhood Education
The CECE, located in the Butcher Education Center at 15th and Merchant, strives to provide a high quality early childhood environment for children of ESU students, faculty, and the surrounding community.
Great Plains Center for National Teacher Certification
The Great Plains Center for National Teacher Certification at ESU offers a program of professional development at no cost for teachers in Kansas going through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) assessment process.
Kansas Masonic Literacy Center
Masons across the state of Kansas partnered with Emporia State University to create the Kansas Masonic Literary Center on the Emporia State campus. The $4 million gift to establish the KMLC was the largest in ESU history as of 2016. The KMLC opened in 2017.
Reading Recovery University Training Center
Reading Recovery is a short term, early intervention program designed for the lowest achievers in a first grade classroom. Our training center prepares to teachers to work in schools as a Reading Recovery teacher in order to bring students up to the level of literacy of their peers. ESU houses the only Reading Recovery University Training Center in Kansas.
Office of Field Placement & Licensure
We are here to help you with guidance and information in the areas of licensure, field experience, restricted licensure, student teaching, and coordination of the Family Literacy Program.
The Teachers College Resource Center offers a collection of children’s and young adult literature, professional books, and instructional resources for faculty and students to grow in knowledge about teaching and to plan instructional lessons.
ESU's Testing Center is certified by ETS to deliver ETS-sponsored tests, including TOEFL, Praxis, and many others. The testing facility is secure, using the same secure transmissions.