M.A. in Education - Teacher as Leader

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The MA.Ed. is a program for certified teachers to enhance their current certification and earn a rank change with the state of Kentucky or the equivalency of a rank change in Ohio or other states. At the completion of the Master of Arts in Education: Teacher as Leader program students will earn the Teacher as Leader endorsement on their Kentucky teaching certificate.

Features of the Master in Arts of Education: Teacher as Leader

  • Offers both on  campus and online programs with some courses delivered in a blended format
  • Out of state residents can complete the online program for the cost of in-state tuition
  • Out of state residents who teach in Kentucky can complete the masters program on-campus for the cost of in-state tuition.  Letter from superintendent verifying employment and eligibility required
  • Work towards another certificate or endorsement area

Concentration Options

  • Gifted and Talented Endorsement P-12*
  • Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement  P-12
  • Learning Behavior Disorders P-12*
  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities P-12*
  • Reading P-12*
  • General Content option (based on candidates initial teaching certification)
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education birth-5*
  • English as a Second Language
  • Special Education (not endorsement)

* These are areas of concentration.  Addition of the endorsement or teaching area to a certificate may require additional coursework and/or a Praxis exam as required by KYEPSB.  Completing an endorsement does not add elementary, middle grades, or secondary certification.  Endorsements may not be added to a statement of eligibility.  To add an endorsement the candidate must hold a professional teaching certificate.

All admitted students are responsible for the Graduate Honor Code and Codes of Ethics adopted by the College of Education and Human Services.  The signature page is here: signature page.  To view and read the actual codes please click on the live links.  KYEPSB Code of Ethics and COEHS Code of Ethics.  Any candidate pursuing an endorsement which requires adherence to the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Code of Ethics can view it here.

If you have any questions about what to take, please contact the Graduate Education Office at gradedu@nku.edu

If you have been admitted, please review your Graduate Catalog for information on time limits, policies, and regulations.  The catalog regulations you fall under are based on the semester and year you were admitted to a program. Your catalog of record is the one in effect at the time you are admitted to a graduate program.

The graduate catalog is available at http://gradschool.nku.edu.


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