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Admission Requirements

Applicants for Advanced Certification for Teacher Leaders:

Alumni of WKU Teacher Preparation Programs must submit the following upon completion of the graduate school application at www.wku.edu/graduate:

  • a current, valid teaching certificate or Statement of Eligibility for IECE Birth to Primary; Elementary Education, P-5; Middle Grades, 5-9; Secondary Education, 8-12, 5-12, or P-12; or Special Education, P-12.

Graduates of a Kentucky Higher Education Institute other than WKU must submit the following upon completion of the graduate school application at www.wku.edu/graduate:

  • Official transcripts with a 2.75 GPA for all previous undergraduate coursework and a 3.0 GPA for previous graduate coursework or qualifying GRE scores (i.e., GAP Score 550 or higher (GAP = [GRE-V Score + GRE-Q] + [GPA x 100]),
  • Teaching certificate or statement of eligibility for IECE Birth to Primary; Elementary Education, P-5; Middle Grades, 5-9; Secondary Education, 8-12, 5-12, or P-12; or Special Education, P-12.

Graduate of an Out-of-State Institution of Higher Education must submit the following upon completion of the graduate school application at www.wku.edu/graduate:

  • Official transcripts with a 2.75 GPA for all previous undergraduate coursework and a 3.0 GPA for previous graduate coursework or qualifying GRE scores (i.e., GAP Score 550 or higher (GAP = [GRE-V Score + GRE-Q] + [GPA x 100]),
  • Teaching certificate or statement of eligibility for IECE Birth to Primary; Elementary Education, P-5; Middle Grades, 5-9; Secondary Education, 8-12, 5-12, or P-12; or Special Education, P-12.

Applicants for Advanced Research Focus concentration:

Candidates seeking admission to the Advanced Research Focus concentration must meet admission criteria, submit an online application to the Graduate School at www.wku.edu/graduate and additional supporting materials, as outlined below:

  • Submit application to Graduate School and meet all Graduate School Requirements
  • Have a 3.0 on all graduate coursework
  • Submit copies of all transcripts
  • If pursuing a Rank I, have earned a Master's degree from an accredited institution

All supporting application materials should be mailed to the following address:

Western Kentucky University
Graduate School
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11010
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1010



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