Graduate programs offered through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction include the Master of Arts in Education Degree (Teacher Leader) in Elementary Education, Library Science, Middle Grade Education, Secondary Education, Gifted and Talented Education, Reading/Writing, and the Master of Arts in Teaching (initial teacher certification) with options in Middle Grade Education, and Secondary/P-12 Education. Students admitted to these programs must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School and specific college and department requirements. The Master of Arts in Education meets the requirements for Rank II, or, when completed as a second Master's Degree, Rank I.
In addition, graduate Rank I non-degree programs are offered in Elementary Education, Library Science, Middle Grade Education, and Secondary Education. Admission to Rank I programs requires completion of a Master's Degree or Rank II non-degree program. Follow this link to apply for admission (through the Apply Now! link) or to learn more about the application process.
Several of our degrees are offered 100% online. Check out Eastern Kentucky University Online for more information about our online offerings.
Prospective graduate students must meet the admissions requirements of the Graduate School and, in most cases, must have an active state EPSB certification.
In addition, candidates must have earned an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or a 3.25 GPA in the last 60 hours completed. Candidates meeting or exceeding this GPA will have the GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) requirement waived.
Candidates who do not meet this GPA requirement must submit official test scores for either the GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
Scores on the GRE/MAT are used in conjunction with the undergraduate GPA and other criteria in selecting candidates for admission.
More information on admissions requirements may be found in the most current Graduate Catalog.
Personal and Professional Goals
Candidates in all programs set personal/professional goals related to the Kentucky Teacher Standards for the M.A.T. or the AASL standards. These goals are identified in a Professional Growth Plan (Master's Degree), a Continuing Professional Improvement Plan (Rank I), or a Professional Development Plan (M.A.T.) Effective January 2010, candidates will develop an online portfolio that includes entries demonstrating the accomplishment of key assessments as they transition through their program. This portfolio plays a significant role in continual student and program assessment.
All current Master of Arts in Education candidates enrolled prior to Fall 2010 must complete these degrees by January 2013. The new Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader Endorsement is now admitting candidates.
Additional information and resources for graduate students can be found here.
For more information on Graduate Programs contact:
Dr. April Blakely, Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Ginni Fair, Interim Department Chair
Degrees and Options
Master of Arts in Teaching
(The Master of Arts in Teaching Degree leads to initial teaching certification. It is NOT for those who already hold teaching certification)
- MAEd in Elementary Education (P-5)
- MAEd in Gifted Education (P-12)
- MAEd in Library Science (P-12)
- MAEd in Middle Grades Education (5-9)
- MAEd in Literacy (P-12)
- MAEd in Secondary Education
- MAEd in Secondary Education - Agriculture (5-12)
- MAEd in Secondary Education - Art (P-12)
- MAEd in Secondary Education - Biology (8-12)
- MAEd in Secondary Education - Business (5-12)
- MAEd in Secondary Education - English (8-12)
- MAEd in Secondary Education - Family and Consumer Science Education (5-12)
- MAEd in Secondary Education - Mathematics: Mathematics Education (8-12)
- MAEd in Secondary Education - Music (P-12)
- MAEd in Secondary Education - Physical Education (P-12)
- MAEd in Secondary Education - Physical Science: Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics (8-12)
- MAEd in Secondary Education - School Health (P-12)
- MAEd in Secondary Education - Social Studies: History (8-12)
- MAEd in Secondary Education - Technology Education (5-12)
- Elementary Education (P-5)
- Library Science (P-12)
- Middle Grades Education (5-9)
- Secondary Education (P-12, 5-12, or 8-12)
- Driver Education (8-12)
- Environmental Education (P-12)
- Gifted Education (P-12)
- Literacy Specialist (P-12)
- Teaching English as a Second Language (P-12)