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Elementary Education Distance Partnership Programs

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Elementary Education Distance Partnership Programs

Emporia State University 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.

Emporia State University student at graduation

Program timeline

Year 1 - Courses at community college partner

Year 2 - Courses at community college partner

Year 3 - Courses from ESU locally in the Kansas City or Wichita areas.

Year 4 - Year-long internship, offered in the Kansas City or Wichita areas.

Butler/Emporia Students to Teachers Program

Offered in the Wichita area through Butler Community College, called the BEST (Butler/Emporia Students to Teachers) program.

Contact Information

Todd Roberts
Phone: 785-418-9309
Email: troberts@emporia.edu

Learn more about BEST

ESU-KC Program

Offered in the Kansas City area through Johnson County Community College and Kansas City Kansas County Community College, called the ESU-KC program.

Contact Information

Todd Roberts
Phone: 785-418-9309
Email: troberts@emporia.edu

Learn more about the ESU-KC Program