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Alternate Route to Teacher Certification (ARTC) Master’s Degree Programs at WKU

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If you already have a bachelor’s degree but not in education, and you want to enroll in a master’s degree program designed as an alternate route to teacher certification:

You would like to make a mid-career change to become a teacher, and you have heard about Alternate Routes to Teacher Certification. You have a bachelor’s degree and would like to pursue a master’s degree that will prepare you to become a teacher. 
Alternate Route to Teacher Certification (ARTC) Master’s Degree Programs at WKU

WKU offers ARTC master’s degree programs in Middle Grades and Secondary Education, and in Exceptional Education: Learning and Behavioral Disorders

For further information and to apply for admission to either of these programs, please contact Ms. Stephanie Wimsatt.

WKU does not offer a master’s program designed as an alternate route to teacher certification in Elementary Education. If you have already completed a bachelor’s degree but not in education, and now want to earn certification for elementary education, click here for further information about post-baccalaureate certification-only in Elementary Education.

If you have already completed a bachelor’s degree but not in education, and now want to earn certification in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE), you may be eligible for admission to the master’s degree program in IECE. Admission to the MAT program in IECE does not require current certification in IECE, and graduates of the program are eligible to apply for initial certification. For more information contact Dr. Sylvia Dietrich (graduate programs) or Dr. Margaret Gichuru (undergraduate programs).

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 Last Modified 9/25/14