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Applying your knowledge to practice

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.

Field Experiences

Field Experience places students from all areas of campus in observations, practicums, internships, tutoring placements in schools across the state of Kansas and parts of Missouri.

Restricted Licensure

Our Restricted License is to serve as an alternative for career-changers who select middle/secondary grades in teaching, school counselor, or library media specialist as a career after completing a degree in a field other than education. It is intended to address teacher shortages and make licensure more accessible. An individual will be able to complete teacher licensure requirements while employed as a teacher.

Student Teaching

A crucial experience for all education majors. Our student teachers - also called pre-service teachers or teacher candidates - do their student teaching in Block 3, if elementary education major, or Phase II, if a secondary education major.

Family Literacy Program

The goal of the Family Literacy Program is to provide our college students experience as tutors working with young people in a school setting and give quality instruction and mentoring to the classroom students.


Licensing in any state can be confusing. The Emporia State University Licensure Officer has provided information here to help guide you through the process and assist you in understanding what you need.

Elementary / Secondary Forms + Resources

If you are pursuing your bachelor's in education from Emporia State - be it in elementary or secondary - you need the information available from this page. If you have any questions about the material presented here, please consult your advisor.