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Professional Requirements

Becoming a Educator through Emporia State University

ESU provides recommendation for licensing to KSDE for individuals who have successfully completed our approved teacher education program. The following ways the different paths to becoming a teacher through Emporia State University.

First Bachelor's Degree

If this is your first time studying for an undergraduate degree, part of completing your bachelor's degree will include applying for your teaching license. Getting your degree will require attending face-to-face classes. Please inquire and apply through the ESU Admissions Office (877-468-6378 or 620-341-5465, go2esu@emporia.edu.)

Second Bachelor's Degree

This program is for those holding an earned bachelor's degree, who wish to seeking a teaching license and also wish to pursue another bachelor's degree.

Getting your degree will require attending face-to-face classes. Please inquire and apply through the ESU Admissions Office (877-468-6378 or 620-341-5465, go2esu@emporia.edu.)

Post Baccalaureate Licensing

The "Post-Bacc" program is for you if you want a teaching license who do not wish to pursue another degree. You must already hold a bachelor's degree to be eligible for this program.

The Post-Bacc is similar to our bachelor's degree programs for seeking a teaching license, but no degree is earned.

Attendance in classes on our campus for secondary content areas is required.

To find out more information about this program contact Andra Baldwin, ESU Licensure Officer.

Restricted License (formerly called Alternate Route)

You must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree in the content area you wish to teach OR have the equivalent credit hours to a degree in the content area you wish to teach to be eligible for a restricted license. (If you do not have either of these in the previous statement, you must choose one of the other routes listed on this page.)

Please visit Restricted Licensure for further information and/or contact Shannon Hall, Restricted Licensure Program Director at 620-341-5447.