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EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY

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GRADUATE SCHOOL AND DISTANCE EDUCATION

EMPOWERED BY


AN

EMPOWERING GRADUATE

My ESU professors were dedicated to providing me with a quality education, and I was able to immediately apply what I learned to my career. The availability of online courses gave me the opportunity to balance my classes, work and family. It felt as though the program was designed just for me. The beauty of the ESU graduate program is that it is designed to fit into your life when you are ready to expand your horizons.


EDUCATION G raduate Education at Emporia State University means Empowerment. As an Emporia State graduate student, you have the tools to transform your life for the better, to help you follow your passion and to become a recognized scholar and critical thinker. That’s what it means to be “Empowered by E.” Through assistantships, scholarships and other financial aid, we can help empower you to pursue graduate studies at ESU. Andrea Schmidt knows what “Empowered by E” means to her. “I am ten times more confident entering the real world now than I was only a year and a half ago with an undergraduate degree,” she says. “I gained leadership experience and built confidence in my abilities.” ESU professors are committed to your success, too. Cathy Grover, professor of psychology, explains: “I give each student individual guidance in a one-on-one mentorship, and make available opportunities essential for application to doctoral programs (e.g., research, conference presentations, service opportunities).” Professor of English Mel Storm agrees: “Whether I’m advising or teaching, I try to open up possibilities and give students room to discover what they’re capable of. Sometimes you push people forward further than they thought they were capable of going, and sometimes you just stay out of the way.” Personal attention and encouragement to grow. That’s what you will find in Emporia State’s Graduate School. That’s empowerment.

Contents The Teachers College.......... 2 The School of Business........ 4 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences..................... 6 School of Library and Information Management.... 8 Degrees.......................... 10 Financial Aid................... 15 Graduate Assistantships.... 15 Tuition and Fees............... 16 Admission Requirements... 16 Student Services............... 17


THE

TEACHERS COLLEGE L egacy of Excellence, Exemplary Programs, Trail Blazing. ESU’s

Teachers College has been named a top four Exemplary Model Teacher Education program by Arthur Levine, former president of Columbia University and has been identified as one of the top ten schools in education in the United States by the George Lucas Foundation. “The ESU professors were all caring and knowledgeable. My experience was outstanding. This graduate program was cutting edge.” says Ryan Shannon of New York. ESU’s Teachers College rigorously prepares you to advance your career in education as a teacher, administrator, counselor or school psychologist. ESU’s Teachers College offers master’s degrees in art therapy; clinical psychology; curriculum and instruction; early childhood education; educational administration; health, physical education and recreation; instructional design and technology; instructional leadership; master teacher; mental health counseling; rehabilitation counseling; school psychology; school counseling; special education; and school leadership and teacher education. You can earn an Ed.S. in school psychology. The Teachers College also offers a number of master’s degrees online.

ESU’s Teachers College graduates the state’s top teachers.

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You will work closely with faculty on important research projects. These research experiences will deepen your knowledge and prepare you for a rewarding career.


Faculty at the Metro Learning Center in Kansas City will provide you with the same excellent graduate education experience that’s found on the main campus.


THE

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

T echnology. Resources. An acclaimed faculty, and a prestigious AACSB-International accreditation,

an honor held by less than 5 percent of the business schools worldwide, await you at ESU.

Your success is important to us too. “One of the big reasons I came to Emporia State was the quality of the professors,” explains Carl Ricketts, BSB ’80, MBA ’81, of Capitol Federal Savings’ Chief Strategic Planning Office. “I had heard good things about the accounting program, and that students going through the program ranked high in terms of passing the CPA exam.” Ricketts is just one of many successful graduates from ESU’s School of Business. More than 97 percent of graduates are placed in jobs within six to nine months after graduation. You will also have state-of-the-art multimedia capability and high speed Internet access to facilitate your studies. You can expect to experience small class settings in top-of-the-line facilities. Class sizes typically range between 15 to 25 students. The School of Business offers two master’s degrees. The Master of Science in Business Education program is for business and computer teachers who desire advanced educational preparation to enhance their professional competencies, and for professional business people, such as those who administer corporate training initiatives. This program is available online. The MBA program provides advanced education in business administration to those seeking advancement to middle and upper managerial and executive positions. We offer a unique educational experience that will contribute significantly to your personal and career development.

Convenient times and online classes give you the ability to stay employed while completing your degree.

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COLLEGE OF

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES T he humanities. Natural sciences. Social sciences. ESU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

offers graduate courses in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. A world-class faculty and quality master’s programs will help you pursue your passion.

“The pursuit of a graduate degree in English further honed the research, writing, AND speaking skills I had acquired as an undergraduate at Emporia State,” says Cora Zaletel “With brief stints as a journalist and corporate communicator, I’ve spent two successful decades in higher education public relations thanks in no small part to my graduate school experience.” Of course, a graduate degree in the liberal arts and sciences is not entirely about a successful career. But the liberal arts and sciences do help you to think and write critically and creatively, and this can be a boon to your career. Study after study has shown that liberal arts and sciences graduates “tend to advance further and be more sought out by CEOs for high-level jobs than non-liberal arts grads,” says Dr. Katharine Hansen, creative director and associate publisher of Quintessential Careers. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) surveys of managers show that they care more about a job candidate’s critical thinking and communication skills than in what they specialize. That’s one value of a liberal arts and sciences education. Emporia State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers master’s degrees in biology, English, history, math, music, the physical sciences, teaching English as a second language (TESOL), and the social sciences. ESU’s graduate studies programs offer an abundance of opportunities for personal and artistic expression.

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Your professors will give you real-world experiences that will help you in your career.


SCHOOL OF

LIBRARYAND

Quality faculty will guide you through your graduate studies program. More than 80 percent of ESU faculty have the terminal degree in their fields.


INFORMATION MANAGEMENT I nnovation. Technology. Unsurpassed student

assistance. Founded in 1902, SLIM is the oldest school of library and information studies in the western half of the United States and offers courses at six program sites in Colorado, Kansas, Oregon and Utah.  SLIM is the only library school in Kansas accredited by the American Library Association, offering a twoyear, 36-credit-hour Master of Library Science that prepares qualified students to become information professionals in all types of libraries and information agencies as well as a Ph.D. program that prepares scholars to teach information science in higher education. The School Library Media Licensure program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). “The Ph.D. program through the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) at ESU helped me develop an ability to analyze matters from multiple perspectives, to think thoroughly about an issue, and to explore different possible explanations of a research problem at hand” says Waseem Afzal. “This program enhanced the depth and breadth of my thought processes in a very supportive environment and ESU community including faculty and administration.” You will learn new skills using cutting-edge technology.

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GRADUATE DEGREE, CERTIFICATE, LICENSURE PROGRAMS EFFECTIVE FALL 2010 - SUMMER 2011 DEGREE PROGRAMS Major

Concentration

Art Therapy Counseling

Degree Department MS

Counseling

Biology

Botany, Ecology and Biodiversity, General Biology, Microbial and Cellular Biology, Zoology

MA or MS

Biological Sciences

Business Administration

Accounting, Enterprise Resource Planning, Information Systems

MBA

Business

Business Education

MS

Business

Clinical Psychology

MS

Psychology

MS

School Leadership/Middle & Secondary Teacher Education

MS

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education and Special Education

MS

School Leadership/Middle & Secondary Teacher Education

English

MA

English, Modern Languages, and Journalism

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

MS

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

History

MA

Social Sciences

Instructional Design and Technology

MS

Instructional Design and Technology

Instructional Leadership

MS

School Leadership/Middle & Secondary Teacher Education

Curriculum & Instruction

Curriculum Leadership PreK-12, Effective Practitioner PreK-12, National Board Certification PreK-12

Early Childhood Education Educational Administration

PreK-12

Library and Information Management

Instructional Design and Technology, Information Systems

PhD

School of Library and Information Management

Library Science

Librarianship for Children and Young Adults Archives Studies

MLS

School of Library and Information Management

Master Teacher

Reading Specialist, Elementary Subject Matter

MS

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education and Special Education

MS

Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics

Mathematics

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GRADUATE DEGREE, CERTIFICATE, LICENSURE PROGRAMS EFFECTIVE FALL 2010 - SUMMER 2011 DEGREE PROGRAMS Major

Concentration

Mental Health Counseling

(continued)

Degree Department MS

Counseling

Music

Music Education, Performance

MM

Music

Physical Science

Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, Physical Science

MS

Physical Science

Psychology

Experimental Psychology, Industrial/Organizational

MS

Psychology

Rehabilitation Counseling

MS

Counseling

School Counseling

MS

Counseling

School Psychology

MS

Psychology

School Psychology

EdS

Psychology

Social Sciences

American History, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Social Studies Education, World History

MAT

Social Sciences

Special Education

Adaptive, Gifted, Talented, and Creative

MS

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education and Special Education

Teaching

MED

School Leadership/Middle and Secondary Teacher Education

TESOL

MA

English, Modern Languages, and Journalism

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GRADUATE DEGREE, CERTIFICATE, LICENSURE PROGRAMS EFFECTIVE FALL 2010 - SUMMER 2011 CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS CERTIFICATE DEPARTMENT Archives

School of Library and Information Management

Coaching

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Digital Audio Recording

Music

Geospatial Analysis

Physical Sciences

Health Education

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

International Student Music Performance

Music

Music Performance

Music

Music Technology

Music

Pedagogy

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Piano Pedagogy

Music

LICENSURE PROGRAMS LICENSURE DEPARTMENT Building Level Administrator

School Leadership/Middle & Secondary Teacher Education

District Level Administrator

School Leadership/Middle & Secondary Teacher Education

Early Childhood Unified Birth thru K

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education & Special Ed.

Early Childhood Unified Birth thru 8

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education & Special Ed.

English as a Second Language

English, Modern Languages, and Journalism

Special Education-Gifted, Talented, and Creative

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education & Special Ed.

Library Media Specialist

School of Library and Information Management

Alternate Route/Restricted Teaching/Secondary Teaching

Teacher Certification

Alternate Route/Restricted School Specialist/ School Counseling

Teacher Certification

Alternate Route/Restricted School Specialist/ School Library Media

Teacher Certification

Licensure/Relicensure Renewal

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Art

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Biology

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Business

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Chemistry

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Earth Science

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Elementary Education

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-English

Teacher Certification

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GRADUATE DEGREE, CERTIFICATE, LICENSURE PROGRAMS EFFECTIVE FALL 2010 - SUMMER 2011 LICENSURE PROGRAMS

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LICENSURE DEPARTMENT Post Baccalaureate-French

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Health

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Journalism

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Math

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Middle-Level English

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Middle-Level Math

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Middle-Level Science

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Middle-Level Social Sciences

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Music

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-PE

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Physics

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Psychology

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Social Sciences

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Spanish

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Speech

Teacher Certification

Reading Specialist

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education & Special Ed.

School Counselor

Counseling

School Psychologist

Psychology

Special Education-Adaptive

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education & Special Ed.

DEGREE OFFERED ON-LINE Major

Degree Department

Business Education

MS

Business

Curriculum & Instruction

MS

School Leadership/Middle & Secondary Teacher Education

Early Childhood Education

MS

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education & Special Ed.

Educational Administration

MS

School Leadership/Middle & Secondary Teacher Education

Health, Physical Education & Recreation

MS

Health, Physical Education & Recreation

Instructional Design and Technology

MS

Instructional Design and Technology

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GRADUATE DEGREE, CERTIFICATE, LICENSURE PROGRAMS EFFECTIVE FALL 2010 - SUMMER 2011 DEGREE OFFERED ON-LINE

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Major

Degree Department

Instructional Leadership

MS

School Leadership/Middle & Secondary Teacher Education

Master Teacher

MS

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education & Special Ed.

Mathematics

MS

Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics

Physical Science Earth Science Concentration

MS

Physical Sciences

Special Education

MS

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education & Special Ed.

Teaching

MED

School Leadership/Middle & Secondary Teacher Education

TESOL

MA

English, Modern Languages, and Journalism

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS OFFERED ON-LINE CERTIFICATE DEPARTMENT Geospatial Analysis

Physical Sciences

LICENSURE PROGRAMS OFFERED ON-LINE LICENSURE DEPARTMENT Building Level Administrator

School Leadership/Middle & Secondary Teacher Education

District Level Administrator

School Leadership/Middle & Secondary Teacher Education

Early Childhood Unified B-K

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education & Special Ed.

Early Childhood Unified B-8

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education & Special Ed.

English as a Second Language

English, Modern Languages, and Journalism

Special Education-Gifted, Talented, and Creative

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education & Special Ed.

Alternate Route/Restricted Teaching/Secondary Teaching

Teacher Certification

Alternate Route/Restricted School Specialist/School Counseling

Teacher Certification

Alternate Route/Restricted School Specialist/School Library Media

Teacher Certification

Post Baccalaureate-Health

Teacher Certification

Reading Specialist

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education & Special Ed.

Special Education-Adaptive

Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher Education & Special Ed.

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FINANCIAL AID FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

E SU has one of the most competitive tuition rates in Kansas and the

nation. You can obtain a quality education at an affordable cost. 

Fellowships and scholarships toward tuition are awarded to qualified full-time and part-time graduate students based on academic excellence and/or demonstrated need. In addition, financial support is available through state and federal agencies. Such support may depend on the financial need of the student. For federal aid, please file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at fafsa.ed.gov. You must have a federally assigned PIN to electronically sign your FAFSA. To apply for a PIN, please visit pin. ed.gov. Emporia State participates in the Federal grant, loan and work programs as well as the State of Kansas scholarship and work programs. Eligibility for these programs is based on results from a completed FAFSA. The Office of Financial Aid assists students with the FAFSA questions and the process for receiving grants, loans, and work-study. For more information, visit www.emporia.edu/finaid.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

A n assistantship at ESU is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable

experience in your field of study and receive a stipend and tuition waiver while you complete your graduate program! Three types of graduate assistantships are available at ESU--research, teaching, and administrative. About 185 positions are offered through various academic and non-academic departments. Graduate assistants receive a stipend of about $7,059 and receive tuition waiver during each term in which they hold a full-time appointment (20 hours per week). Teaching and research assistants are also eligible for student health insurance with the university contributing a substantial portion of the premium.

Our psychology master’s program has one of the few rat labs in the state and region. Up-to-date research facilities and a rich technological environment are hallmarks of an ESU education.

To qualify for an assistantship, you must have a minimum undergraduate overall GPA of 2.5 or 2.75 on the last two years of undergraduate study, acceptance into a graduate degree program of study, and successful criminal background check. While holding an assistantship you will be required to maintain a 3.0 GPA and enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester you hold an assistantship. Applications are available at http://www.emporia.edu/grad/GTA/index.php . A listing of graduate assistant opportunities can be found at http://www.emporia.edu/grad/docs/asstbk.pdf. Additional policies regarding graduate assistantships can be found online at http://www.emporia. edu/grad/docs/policyhandbook2.pdf.

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TUITION AND FEES For current tuition and fees information, please visit our website at www.emporia.edu/busaff/tuitwaiv.htm

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS 1. Completion of Graduate School application (http://www.emporia.edu/grad/appinstr.htm). 2. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. 3. Adequate preparation in the proposed area of specialization (determined by the department). 4. Grade point average of not less than 2.5 in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study or overall grade point average of not less than 3.0 for a completed master’s degree. Some academic department’s requirements may be higher. 5. Satisfactory completion of the entrance examinations required by the major departments. 6. Submission of all official transcripts from each institution attended. 7. Payment of $40 application fee (master’s, licensure, non-degree, certificate) or $50 application fee (doctorate). NOTE: International students who are beginning the admissions process will need to apply through the Office of International Education. The application can be found at http://emporia.edu/oie/international/onlineapp.htm Additional admissions information/requirements can be found at http://www.emporia.edu/oie/.

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STUDENT SERVICES

G raduate students can receive travel assistance for presenting at regional, national, or international conferences. Awards range from $150 to $500.

Graduate students can submit a research proposal and receive a $500 research grant to support their work. Two outstanding graduate teaching assistants are chosen each year and receive a monetary award and recognition at the Annual Undergraduate/Graduate Research Forum held each spring. Students can receive online tutoring and assistance through Smarthinking and on-campus through various tutoring centers on campus (e.g. Writing, Math).

CAMPUS TOURS Please join us for a tour of the campus and meet with your major department! Campus tours can be scheduled at http://www.emporia.edu/grad/campusvisit.htm.

Library Resources ESU’s William Allen White Library houses more than 133,000 print volumes. And its electronic library contains scores of databases, thousands of full-text journals and electronic books, all accessible online from wherever you are.

Housing Graduate students may choose to live in either residence halls or in individual apartments. On-campus housing is also available to students with spouses and/or children. Once admitted to the university, you should apply for oncampus housing. In addition, affordable off-campus housing is readily available throughout the City of Emporia. Considering Emporia State Housing? Contact… Department of Residential Life - Box 4009 1200 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801-5087 Phone: (620) 341-5264 E-Mail: reslife@emporia.edu

MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT GRADUATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS?

Call or e-mail 341-5403/800-950-GRAD or gradinfo@emporia.edu. For more information, visit the Graduate School webpage at http://www.emporia.edu/grad. Request Information at www.emporia.edu/grad/moreinfo.htm Questions on Admission e-mail: msewell@emporia.edu

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EMPOWERED BY GRADUATE SCHOOL AND DISTANCE EDUCATION Campus Box 4009 1200 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801-5087 800-950-GRAD gradinfo@emporia.edu www.emporia.edu/grad


Graduate School and Distance Education Viewbook 2011