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Advising - Elementary Education

Gateway for Undergraduate Teacher Candidates

The Elementary Education Advising Office offers guidance on your journey to becoming an elementary teacher.

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Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Graduate Certificate Program

This interdisciplinary online program helps you if you are a professional who works with persons with ASD and their family members to develop the knowledge and skills needed to do so effectively.

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Block Program

For undergraduate students

Students pursuing a BSE in Elementary Education must apply for admission to the Block program.

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Distance Partnership Programs

Do you want to stay in your own backyard?

Emporia State has partnership programs with Butler Community College, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas City Kansas Community College, allowing students to complete the Elementary Education program without relocating.

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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. If you work for this advanced training in this field, you will be in a favored position to usher in best practices for young children.

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Elementary Content Concentration, Instruction Specialist

Master of Science (graduate)

The Instruction Specialist program is intended for you if you are a teaching practitioner in settings from early childhood through adolescence and young adulthood. If you are an educator intending to remain in a general education classroom or work as an instructional specialist/team leader in the school setting with specific content or topics, this program is for you.

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Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science (undergraduate)

Early in our elementary teacher education program, you get to explore the teaching profession, issues in education, and the nature of children in the classroom through the Introduction to Teaching course. You will receive a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) degree when you complete these courses. You will also be recommended for a Kansas teaching certificate in elementary education, which qualifies you to teach kindergarten through sixth grade.

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Elementary Education

Master of Science (graduate)

Designed for career changers who are interested in teaching elementary school, this program is suited for working professionals. 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.

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Facebook

Daily posts about events of The Teachers College

Everything from inclement weather announcements to upcoming events can be found on its Facebook page .

Faculty & Staff

Personnel Directory

Need to contact a professor or want to learn more about the people within The Teachers College? We have one of the largest departments on campus.

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Gifted, Talented and Creative Concentration, Special Education

Master of Science (graduate)

Teachers who are well trained in gifted education strategies know how gifted students learn and are critical to high-level gifted programs. Preparing educators to recognize and serve advanced students helps identify and more appropriately educate those students.

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High Incidence Concentration, Special Education

Master of Science (graduate)

Approximately 13 percent of all students enrolled in public schools in the U.S. received special education services. Many of these have what are considered high incidence disabilities, such as learning disabilities, emotional and/or behavioral disorders, mild cognitive disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder. These students receive educational services across many different environments, but are best taught by special education teachers who understand their varied and specific needs.

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Hornet Connected Learning

Tablet-based Learning Initiative

This initiative is designed to prepare our elementary education students to teach effectively with evolving technology. The use of tablets and other mobile devices in the classroom is more commonplace than ever and our students learn how to incorporate their uses in schools.

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Literacy Intervention Certificate (Elementary or Secondary)

Graduate Certificate

Designed for educators who have completed a bachelor's degree and are interested in improving their practice and response for reading intervention.

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Location

Available for your questions

Have a question and not sure where to start?

Visit our offices in Visser Hall.

Professional Development School

Clinical School Experience (includes student teaching)

Emporia State's Professional Development School Model is a collaborative, 100% field-based, year-long, clinical school experience for seniors from The Teachers College. Designed, implemented and evaluated by school district and college personnel, the outcomes-based program strongly reflects components of The Teachers College's teacher education program.

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Quality Assurance

Our teachers are so good, we guarantee them

We provide school districts with quality first-year elementary and secondary teachers. If a graduate of ours is deemed unsatisfactory, we provide mentoring and guidance through a plan to get the teacher performing up to the standard expected.

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Reading Specialist PK-12 Concentration, Instruction Specialist

Master of Science (graduate)

If you are a teaching practitioner in settings from early childhood through adolescence and young adulthood interested in dealing more effectively with diverse students and move from theory to best practice, this program is suited for you.

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Resource Center

Serving the students and faculty of The Teachers College

We provide access to resources, space, and equipment to support teaching and learning.

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Scholarships

Looking for financial assistance to achieve your educational goals?

There are many scholarship opportunities, grants, and potential loan forgiveness for teachers, including the Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship and Patterson Scholarship among others.

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STEM Elementary Concentration, Instruction Specialist

Master of Science (graduate)

This highly customizable fully-online 35-credit hour online program is intended for you if you are a licensed K-6 teacher interested in STEM. This program is designed for classroom teachers and teacher leaders who want to enhance their knowledge of STEM education in elementary and middle schools.

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STEM Elementary Education

Graduate 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 new certificate program. This 12-hour program is for classroom teachers and teacher leaders who desire enhanced knowledge of STEM education in elementary and middle schools and is appropriate for educators who already have a master’s degree or those who have not yet begun a master’s program.

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Transfer Student

As an elementary teacher, you will teach every subject - you must have a knowledge base of all general areas.

To help ensure a smooth transition, you will need to follow an ESU transfer guide.

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