Distance Partnership Programs
No need to move
Want to stay in your own backyard? Emporia State has partnership programs with Butler Community College, Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, KS), and Kansas City Kansas Community College, allowing students to complete the Elementary Education program without relocating.
Students complete the first two years of general education and preparatory education courses through a community college partner. Students then complete the final two years through Emporia State university.
During the first of these two years, courses are conveniently offered in the evenings or online, suited for individuals who are balancing school, life, and work.
During the second of these two years, individuals will complete a year-long internship in ESU’s award-winning Professional Development Schools.
Year 1 - Courses at community college partner
Year 2 - Courses at community college partner
Year 3 - Courses at Emporia State, offered locally in the Kansas City area or Wichita area.
Year 4 - Year-long internship, offered locally in the Kansas City area or Wichita area.
Butler/Emporia Students to Teachers Program
Since Fall 2004, ESU made its nationally acclaimed elementary education program in the Wichita area through Butler Community College, called the BEST (Butler/Emporia Students to Teachers) program.
In Fall 2002, ESU made its nationally acclaimed elementary education program available in the Kansas City area through Johnson County Community College and Kansas City Kansas County Community College, called the ESU-KC program.