Skip to main content

Graduate Degrees, Certificates, Licenses

Graduate Programs

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Rehabilitation Services, General & Special Education

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.

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.

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 Literacy

Certificate Program

The purpose of this certificate is to provide anyone who has completed a bachelor's degree an opportunity to pursue improvement in reading intervention at the elementary level. Offered entirely online.

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.

Instructional Specialist, Elementary Content Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

This program is intended for the teaching practitioner in settings from early childhood through adolescence and young adulthood. The elementary content 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

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

This program, based on the International Reading Association standards, is intended for the teaching practitioner in settings from early childhood through adolescence and young adulthood. You will learn to deal more effectively with diverse learners and move from theory to best practice in the field. The Reading Specialist PK-12 serves practicing teachers, elementary or secondary, who wish to acquire initial reading specialist licensure with a master’s degree in Kansas. This program is offered entirely online and at the Olathe school district.

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).

Secondary Literacy Certificate

Certificate Program

The purpose of this certificate is to provide anyone who has completed a bachelor's degree an opportunity to pursue improvement in reading intervention.

Social-Emotional Learning & Psychological Well-Being Certificate

Certificate

This 18 credit hour certificate program will further educators, mental health professionals and others in the science of social-emotional learning, development, and interventions, and aspects related to diversity and systems change. It can be completed entirely online, or with face-to-face course options available.

Special Education, Gifted, Talented, and Creative Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

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. This Master of Science in Special Education, concentration/endorsement in Gifted, Talented and Creative is for K-6, 6-12, PreK-12 educators. Offered online.

Special Education, High Incidence 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.