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Secondary Education and P-12 Certification

Students seeking certification to teach in grades 5-12, 8-12, and P-12 complete academic majors in EKU colleges outside of the College of Education & Applied Human Sciences. Teacher preparation courses are taken in the College of Education & Applied Human Sciences. Students are guided by academic advisors in the department of their major and education advisors in the College of Education & Applied Human Sciences.

Professional Core 

Generally all secondary programs require the following courses for the Professional Core, but variations of the courses may be offered for different secondary majors: EDC 300; EDF 203, EDF 204, EDF219, EDF413, EMS 300W, EMS 474, EMS 490, SED104 (ᴳElement6), and 14 credit hours of Clinical Experiences: CED100, 200, 300, 400, 450, 499.

After admission to EKU and completion of at least 30 hours of undergraduate classes, students must apply for admission to the Professional Education Program (typically in the sophomore year). All students meeting the requirements for admission to the Professional Education Program will be admitted.  Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA and meet other requirements outlined here

For more information contact:
Dr. Marie Manning, Undergraduate Coordinator, (859) 622- 1425, Office: Combs 112 -

EKU’s graduate level Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree provides teacher certification in a 100% online graduate program.  Learn more here     Dr. Julie Rutland, MAT Coordinator


Content Area

Content Advisors

Contact this professor/advisor to learn more about the class in the major

Education Liaison

Contact this professor/advisor to learn about the education requirements

Art Education (P-12)

Ilona Szekely

Marie Manning

Biology (8-12)

Malcolm Frisbie

Marie Manning

Business and Marketing

Kristen WIlson

Marie Manning

Career/Tech Ed: Agriculture

Mike McDermott

Marie Manning

Career/Tech Ed: Technical Education

Mike McDermott

Marie Manning

Chemistry (8-12)

Judy Jenkins

Marie Manning

English (8-12)

Heather Fox

Marie Manning

DUAL certification in English and Social Studies (8-12)

Heather Fox, English
Jennifer Spock, History

Marie Manning


Abbey Poffenberger

Marie Manning

History (8-12)

Jackie Jay

 Marie Manning

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE)

Noah Neidlinger/Dana Bush/Tammy North

 Julie Rutland

Math (8 -12)

Michael Osborne

 Richard Day

Music (P -12)

Christine Carucci

Nicola Mason

Physics (8-12)

Jing Wang/ Jessica Lair

Marie Manning

Family & Consumer Science (5-12)

Dr. Karina Christopher

Dr. Karina Christopher

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