JCCC/ESU Elementary Education Partnership

Johnson County Community College and Emporia State University have begun an exciting new venture with our 2 + 2 elementary education partnership.

JCCC students wanting to enter Emporia State University’s elementary education program can transfer directly to ESU after completing their two-year program at JCCC, and classes for the final two years of the education program are offered on the JCCC campus.

The final year of the program is the professional development school experience, which is a year-long, field-based placement in an elementary school with a highly qualified, trained mentor teacher. 

We at ESU are excited about this opportunity to work so closely with the outstanding faculty and education program at JCCC.

For more information, contact:

Karen Bevis, Elementary Education PDS Advisor
JCCC Partnership with ESU
913-469-8500, ext. 3676

You can also learn more about the partnership program online and download the JCCC Cohort Application.

Contact Us

Phone: 913-469-8500, ext. 4557
Campus Mailbox: 36
Location: CLB 433 (Campus Maps)
Department Administration: Jim Lane
Program Chair: Asiya Foster-Nelson
Dept. Email

About the Associate's Degree Program

National Association for the Education of Young Children logo

On April 6, 2009, the National Association for the Education of Young Children Commission awarded accreditation to the early childhood education associate's of science degree program. Accreditation is granted for seven years.

ESU Partnership Program

Did you know you can earn a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Emporia State University right here on the JCCC campus?

Learn more about the program online.