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School of Teacher Education

Graduate Programs


Programs Available

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MAE Teacher Leader Programs (Advanced Certification)




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




Other Graduate Degree Programs (MAE, MS, EdS programs)


Note: By Graduate Council policy all requirements for the following degree programs must be completed within six years from the date the first course was taken.



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




Teacher Certification Graduate Program Endorsements




Graduate Certificate Only Programs


Note: These certificate programs do not provide eligibility for endorsements to teaching certificates. However, certified individuals who complete the Educational Technology Certificate may apply for the Instructional Computer Technology endorsement. Contact program advisor for more information.



Initial Teacher Certification Graduate Programs (MAT, Option 6, Alternate Route, MS programs)




Program Not Approved for Certification or Rank Change (Instructional Design)



Educational Leadership Doctoral Program Teacher Leadership Specialization

WKU's unique education doctorate, the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program, addresses the needs of practicing professionals to develop leadership skills in cross-disciplinary settings. One of the four program specializations is the Teacher Leadership strand which is designed for individuals desiring to serve or to enhance their capacity to serve in leadership roles related to areas such as assessment, curriculum, technology, literacy, and classroom teaching.


Program Information for Admissions Prior to Fall 2014




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