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Emporia State University Teachers College

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Type  School of education
Dean  Kenneth A. Weaver
Website  www.emporia.edu/teach
Parent institution  Emporia State University
Location  Emporia, Kansas, U.S.
Associate Dean  Joan D. Brewer
Founded  15 February 1863
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Established  February 15, 1863 (1863-02-15)
Motto  Continuing the Legacy of Excellence in Teacher Education

The Emporia State University Teachers College, located in Emporia, Kansas, is one of only four post-secondary institutions in the nation, along with Alverno College, Stanford University, and University of Virginia, to be identified as an Exemplary Model Teacher Education program by Arthur Levine in his 2006 national study of teacher education programs Educating School Teachers.



Initiated in 1863 as the Kansas State Normal School, ESU's Teachers College is the only state institution whose primary mission continues to be the preparation of teachers and other school personnel. The purpose of The Teachers College of Emporia State University is to develop skilled practitioners who are prepared with essential knowledge and applications in their fields of specialty.


  • Counselor Education (art therapy, mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation services education, school counseling)
  • Elementary Education/Early Childhood/Special Education
  • Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (athletic training, health education, health promotion, physical education, recreation, coaching education)
  • Psychology (experimental psychology concentration, industrial organizational psychology concentration, clinical psychology, school psychology)
  • Jones Institute for Educational Excellence (JIEE)

    Within the College is the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence (JIEE).

    National Teachers Hall of Fame

    The National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF) is a non-profit organization that honors exceptional school teachers. It was founded in 1989 by Emporia State University, the ESU Alumni Association, the City of Emporia, Emporia Public Schools, and the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce. The NTHF has a museum on Emporia State's campus that honors the teachers inducted. It also has a teacher resource center, and a recognition program, which recognizes five of the nation's most outstanding educators each June.

    The Hall of Fame annually honors five teachers who have demonstrated commitment and dedication to teaching children. The first induction of five teachers was held in June 1992. Since then, 115 teachers have been inducted into The National Teachers Hall of Fame representing 37 states and the District of Columbia.

    Memorial for Fallen Educators

    On June 13, 2013, the NTHF executive director Carol Strickland, along with former ESU President Michael Shonrock, Bill Maness, representing U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, and former mayor Rob Gilligan, broke ground by the one-room school house located on the Emporia State campus to build a memorial for the teachers that have fallen in the "line of duty". The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was the main inspiration for the memorial. On June 6, 2014, the granite memorial markers were placed along with granite benches. The official dedication was on June 12, 2014.

    On September 21, 2015, United States Senator Moran of Kansas introduced a bill to the United States Congress to designate the memorial as the "National Memorial to Fallen Educators". Should the bill pass by both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, the memorial would then need signed by the President of the United States, and the memorial would not become a unit of the National Park Service and would not allow Federal funds to be expended for any purpose related to that national memorial.


    Emporia State University Teachers College Wikipedia

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