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The Teachers College Graduate Degrees, Certificates, Licenses

Graduate Programs

We have graduate degrees get you further down your career path.

Art Therapy Counseling

Master of Science

Art Therapy offers several advantages verbal therapy cannot. Through the creation of art, one can express thoughts, feelings, and conflicts that cannot be easily expressed through words. At ESU, you can choose to study for an MS in Art Therapy or select one of our two dual degree programs, combining Art Therapy with Clinical Counseling or Clinical Psychology.

Art Therapy, Post-Master's

Master of Science

Do you already have a master's degree? The post-master’s Master of Science in Art Therapy is designed for professionals already holding a master’s degree in a related master's licensed field, such as social work or counseling, who would like to pursue a dual identity as an art therapist.

Art Therapy and Clinical Counseling, Dual Curriculum

Master of Science

The purpose of the MS in Clinical Counseling is to prepare you to serve individuals and families experiencing a range of social justice and wellness concerns. This collaborative endeavor between two graduate programs is designed to allow students to achieve two masters degrees within three years of study. Offered on campus.

Art Therapy and Clinical Psychology, Dual Curriculum

Master of Science

There are 30 shared credit hours between the Art Therapy Counseling and Master of Science in Clinical Psychology programs. Through completing a three-year curriculum, students will receive both a Master of Science in Art Therapy Counseling AND a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling.

Athletic Training

Master of Science

The Master's of Science in Athletic Training allows students in fulfilling the requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This 47-credit hour program is offered entirely on campus.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Certificate Program

This interdisciplinary online program helps professionals who work with persons with ASD and their family members develop the knowledge and skills needed to do so effectively. This program is taught by faculty specializing in Special Education.

Building-Level Administration

Licensure

The Educational Administration building-level licensure-only program qualifies you for Building-Level administrator licensure endorsement. If you already hold a master's degree, you can complete the program as licensure only. The admission and program requirements are the same for both the MS degree and licensure-only (non-degree) programs.

Building-Level Administration

Master of Science

Our accredited programs are carefully designed to reflect current knowledge, including existing and envisioned practices in constituent institutions and clearly delineated models. Curricular coherence is strengthened through faculty study and dialogue on purpose, course content, and intended student-learning outcomes.

Clinical Counseling

Master of Science

Prepares graduates to provide individual and group therapy in a variety of settings including substance abuse, crisis intervention, marriage and family, children and adolescents, veterans and career counseling. Graduate program – hybrid offering comprised of online and on-campus.

Clinical Counseling, Clinical Addictions Counseling Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

The Master of Science in Clinical Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Addictions Counseling is a hybrid graduate degree, allowing students to complete the program with a combination of on campus and online coursework.

Clinical Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

Our Master of Science in Clinical Counseling with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling is offered in a hybrid format, allowing students to complete coursework through a combination of online and on campus classes.

Clinical Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

Are you interested in embarking upon a career in the federal, public, tribal, or community rehabilitation sectors? Emporia State University's Clinical Counseling with a Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration offers four options to study: generalist, deaf and hard of hearing persons, autism spectrum disorder, or autism spectrum disorder post-master's certificate. Offered on campus.

Clinical Psychology

Master of Science

This generalist training program flexibility and personalized attention so you can pursue individual research interests or specialized training through independent study. This degree prepares you for a professional career in clinical psychology or to enter a doctoral program in psychology.

Curriculum and Instruction, Curriculum Leadership Pre K-12

Concentration, Master of Science

This accelerated, fully-online graduate program was designed for the working professional and can be completed in as little as one year.

Curriculum and Instruction, Effective Practitioner Pre K-12

Master of Science

This accelerated, fully-online graduate program was designed for the working professional and can be completed in as little as one year.

Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Coach / Teacher Leader Pre K-12

concentration, Master of Science

This accelerated, fully-online graduate program was designed for the working professional and can be completed in as little as one year.

Curriculum and Instruction, National Board Certification Pre K-12 Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

National Board Certification is a way for the teaching profession to recognize highly accomplished teaching practice. This program mentors NBCT candidates through face-to-face meetings, phone, and/or email with a dedicated expert in the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.

District-Level Administration

Licensure

Emporia State University’s District-Level Certification is an 18-hour program intended for individuals currently licensed at the building level for educational administration. Classes are available online during the summer semester only and the practicum is offered online during the fall and spring semesters. A minimum of two summer courses must be successfully completed before starting practicum.

Early Childhood Unified

Master of Science

Current federal mandates and trends in public schools recognize the growing importance of early childhood special education services for children from birth through age eight and their families. Teachers with advanced training in their field will be in a favored position to usher in best practices for young children. Graduate degree. Offered online.

Early Childhood Unified (Birth - K)

Licensure

Educators with advanced training in their field will be in a favored position to usher in best practices for young children with this license.

Early Childhood Unified (Birth - 8)

Licensure

Become licensed in early childhood and use your skills to work with children with this license.

eLearning and Online Teaching

Certificate Program

eLearning continues to gain momentum and popularity in the corporate, military, and healthcare sectors, as well as in post-secondary and K-12 education. This certificate program provides online learning designers and teachers with research-based, best practices in online teaching and learning.

Elementary Education

Master of Science

The master’s degree in elementary education at Emporia State is designed for career changers who are interested in teaching elementary school. With online courses and a clinical experience placement near you, you can earn a master’s degree without changing locations. In as little as two years, you will be eligible for an elementary education teaching license. When you finish your degree, you will enter the teaching profession at the master’s degree level on the pay scale. A background in the education field is not required.

Elementary STEM

Certificate Program

If you want to bring hands-on, engaging STEM instruction into your elementary classroom, while at the same time increasing your own content knowledge, consider our graduate STEM certificate program. Offered entirely online.

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Master of Science

This fully online program is designed for students interested in advancing their education and career opportunities in the areas of HPER and Sport Coaching. This degree does not lead to teaching licensure. Offered entirely online.

Instructional Design and Technology

Master of Science

Some individuals with an IDT degree serve as instructional designers/trainers in business, industry, healthcare, military, and post-secondary institutions; charged with training, development, and eLearning programs within their organizations. Others are practicing P-12 educators who wish to improve the quality of curriculum, instruction, and student learning through integrating technology into the classroom. Courses for the programs can be completed in a fully online accelerated format, fully face-to-face, or a blend of the two environments.

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Content Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

Master of Science, Instructional Specialist - Elementary Content concentration. The Instruction Specialist program is intended for the teaching practitioner in settings from early childhood through adolescence and young adulthood. This concentration allows the practitioner to strengthen their teaching in core elementary subject areas. Offered online and at the Olathe school district.

Instructional Specialist, Elementary STEM Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

Master of Science, Instructional Specialist - Elementary STEM Concentration. This program provides you with coursework including educational foundations and all areas of STEM, with opportunities for customization of the program through STEM electives. Offered online and in the Olathe school district.

Instructional Specialist, Reading Specialist Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

The Instructional Specialist Reading Specialist program is intended for the teaching practitioner in settings from early childhood through adolescence and young adulthood. Offered entirely online and at the Olathe school district.

National Board Certification

Graduate Certificate

National Board Certification is a way for the teaching profession to recognize highly accomplished teaching practice. This program mentors NBCT candidates through face-to-face meetings, phone, and email with a dedicated expert in the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.

Psychology of Learning & Exceptionality

Certificate Program

The graduate certificate program in the Psychology of Learning and Exceptionality is meant for teaching professionals in community colleges and secondary settings. Offered online.

Reading Specialist, Licensure Only

Licensure

The Reading Specialist Licensure Only program is for candidates who have already completed a master’s degree which is related and acceptable (as determined by the department program committee).

School Counseling

Master of Science

The purpose of the School Counseling program is to prepare counselors to provide support services at the elementary, middle and/or high school levels. Our curriculum is designed for individuals wanting to make a positive difference in the lives of children and adolescents. With about half of our courses offered online, our program is designed to meet the needs of full-time students and working professionals.

School Psychology (MS)

Master of Science

You will learn theory, characteristics and methods related to preschool and school-aged children with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, autism, serious emotional disturbance and more. Offered on campus.

Special Education, Gifted, Talented, and Creative Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

Master of Science in Special Education, concentration/endorsement in Gifted, Talented and Creative (K-6, 6-12, PreK-12). Research shows teachers with training in gifted education are more likely to encourage students' higher-level thinking, allow for greater expression, consider individual student strengths and weaknesses, and provide a variety of learning experiences to challenge students. Offered online.

Special Education, High Incidence Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

The graduate degree program in high incidence special education at Emporia State is designed to support the needs of the students, teachers, schools, and special education administrators in Kansas. Offered entirely online.

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)

Masters of Arts

Designed to serve the increasing need for teaching English as a second and/or foreign language at the college and public school level in private and public institutions world-wide.

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Certificate

Certificate Program

The TESOL Graduate Certificate is designed for international teachers and non-education majors in general. The certificate is designed for non-education majors. There is a growing need and worldwide demand for this type of short-term TESOL training program.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate Endorsement

Endorsement

The TESOL Endorsement program at Emporia State is designed to provide in-service teachers an ESOL endorsement from the State of Kansas. The courses making up the endorsement curricula provide skills needed to ensure effective special English language and content instruction to English Learners.

Teaching with Technology

Certificate Program

An option for teachers wishing to learn more about integrating technology into teaching, this certificate provides you with a comprehensive understanding of instructional theories and models, as well as an in-depth look at essential technology tools for the classroom.

Teaching

Master of Education

The Master of Education in Teaching helps teachers, library/media specialists, and school counselors develop their skills and knowledge of teaching. Offered as a graduate level program online.