About the Onsite Degree Program

  • Purpose and Mission: To provide educators in our district an opportunity work toward an advanced degree right in the district with a valued university partner in areas that will not only advance teachers with instructional pedagogy, but also prepare them for future roles in the field of education.

    University Partner: Emporia State University – Teachers College


    • Dr. Ann Addison - Instructor
    • Mrs. Elizabeth Mauk – Administrative Assistant
    • Megan O’Brien – ESU Advisor - C&I Instruction Degree
    • Eric True – ESU Advisor – Instructional Specialist Degree


    Master of Science Degree in Curriculum & Instruction (C&I)

    Concentration Options:

    • Curriculum Leadership
    • Effective Practitioner
    • Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader
    • National Board Certification

    Dual Masters with C&I and Education Administration

    • Up to 15 hours of shared coursework for studentswho wish to continue on to a second masters degree

    Accelerated Online Program (AOP) format

    • 7-week courses/six terms per year
    • Flat rate tuition $332 per credit hour for 2022-2023 school year = $996 per 3-hour course (no additional fees)

    Master of Science Degree Instructional Specialist

    Concentration Options:

    • Elementary STEM
    • Elementary Content
    • Reading Specialist (PK-12)
    • Dyslexia


    • 30 credit hours
    • Online, 16-week courses
    • Flexible pace, one course at a time or accelerated

    More information is avaiable on the Emporia University Website. Click here to visit the site.

    Calendar of Events

    EPIC and Master's Seminar Dates:

    Information Sessions:

    How to Get Started:

    ESU Graduate Application & application fee ($50). Click this link to complete the application online.

    • Choose “OLA-ESU at Olathe-USD 233 Employee” as your site location
    • Send copies of all transcripts from all colleges/universities to: gradinfo@emporia.edu
    • 2.75 GPA minimum required for admission to graduate studies