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Online graduate programs for teacher leaders require teacher certification for admission, and qualifying students receive the Kentucky Educator tuition rate – a discounted rate for those who dedicate their lives to teaching in the state of Kentucky.

Online Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Education Programs

MAE Elementary Ed

Elementary Education

MAE Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education (80% online)

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Gifted Education & Talent Development

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Literacy Education

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Middle Grades Education

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Secondary Education

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Special Education

Non-Degree Teacher Education Programs

Planned Fifth Year/Rank II Teacher Leader Programs (Advanced Certification)
MAE Elementary Ed

Planned Fifth Year/Rank II: Elementary Education for Teacher Leaders (Ref. #0430) [PDF]


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Planned Fifth Year/Rank II: Secondary Education for Teacher Leaders (Ref. #0432) [PDF]

Other Non-Degree Graduate Programs (Planned Sixth Year/Rank I programs)

MAE Elementary Ed

Planned Sixth Year/Rank I: Elementary Education (Ref. # 084)

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Planned Sixth Year/Rank I: Middle Grades Education (Ref. #158)

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Planned Sixth Year/Rank I: Secondary Education (Ref. # 124)

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Planned Sixth Year/Rank I: Director of Special Education (Ref. #0426)

Teaching Endorsements

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Director of Special Education (Levels I and II)

Elementary Math Specialist

Elementary Mathematics Specialist Endorsement

Enivronmental Education Endorsement

Environmental Education Endorsement 

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Gifted and Talented Education Endorsement

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Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement

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Superintendent KST

Hear what our students have to say...

Alberto Moreno

"I really enjoyed and learned a lot through this program. I have wanted a change in career and WKU online programs provided me with the opportunity to learn new skills. I like the flexibility of getting a degree via online because I work full time plus I am raising a family and have other obligations. I enjoyed the experience with the teachers and the classmates that I worked with throughout the program. I believe that if you have the self-discipline of doing your work and are flexible, then online education is for you. In addition, I also teach online courses and being a teacher and student at the same time allowed me to see online learning learning in a new dimension. The class that I struggled with was one with a lot of technology, because you don't have a teacher helping you right away when you run into a problem. However, it also makes you better able to find the solution by yourself. I recommend online education…" 

Lisa Smallwood

"I did not begin my college career until my mid-thirties. I was a single parent and worked full time as a Para-educator. I fell in love with teaching and WKU was and is the college for me. Their online courses have made it possible for me to achieve my dream of becoming a teacher. If ever I have a question or concern, their staff and faculty have always been just an email or phone call away to assist me. The flexibility of online courses ensures that I can continue to work and attend classes." 



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 Last Modified 9/18/19