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Undergraduate Planning

  Planned Curriculum

       Undergraduate Planned curricula in the College of Education are prepared by the Advisor.  Degree Works reports are available in real time and should be reviewed each semester by the advisor and the candidate.

       Candidates in teaching programs must make application for a planned curriculum upon notification of admission to the Professional Education program. Candidates in non-teaching programs must apply for a planned curriculum upon completion of the 60th hour for B.S. degrees and 15th hour for A.A. degrees. Changes in the planned curriculum initiated on the "Planned Curriculum Exception" form, must include a recommendation for change by the advisor, and be approved by the department chair and the Dean of the College. Changes approved verbally by phone or otherwise will not be honored unless the planned curriculum is officially altered to reflect such approval. It is the candidate's responsibility to register for the proper courses so that all requirements are satisfied at the time of expected graduation. Completion of all course work on the candidate's planned curriculum is required for graduation.

       Questions may be directed to Justin Addison at Justin.Addison@eku.edu

  Graduation

       Undergraduate candidates enrolled in the College of Education must file an application for graduation with the Justin Addison, Justin.Addison@eku.edu (Bert Combs 425). Spring and Summer graduates must file an application during the preceding September. Fall graduates must file an application during the preceding March. To make application, link to the Instructions to College of Education Candidates for completing the on-line graduation application process.  The graduation application process is not complete until all components have been completed and a graduation exit review has been conducted with the Tracking Specialist.  Secondary Education majors make application with the college of their major.

       Prior to graduation, candidates must complete required competency examinations and take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exam. All required parts of the PRAXIS exams and PLT exam are to be taken Prior to the Student Teaching Semester. NOTE: Some majors/minors require testing over two semesters. Candidates must review the schedule for PRAXIS tests registration deadlines prior to the beginning of the senior year (last two semesters). Specialty test(s) are required for each certification area sought.

Questions may be directed to Justin Addison, Justin.Addison@eku.edu

  Academic Programs

Undergraduate Majors

  • Communication Disorders
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle Grade Education 
  • Secondary Education majors area available in different departments. Education advisors can assist with providing advising for the education core within these disciplinary majors.
  • Special Education, dual certification: Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Elementary Education
  • Special Education, dual certification: Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Middle Grades Education
  • Special Education, dual certification: Learning and Behavior Disorders and Elementary Education
  • Special Education, dual certification: Learning and Behavior Disorders and Middle Grades Education
  • Special Education: Interdisciplinary Early Childhood  Education
  • Interpreting for Deaf Individuals

Undergraduate Minors

  • Special Education 
  • Various Secondary Education minors are available in different departments. Education advisors can assist with providing general information and resources to assist you in choosing a minor.

Graduate Majors

  • Rank I Certification:

       The College of Education, in cooperation with the offering departments within the College of Education, other colleges of the University, and the Graduate School, offers Rank I programs for teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators, supervisors, directors of pupil personnel, and directors of special education.

Graduate Endorsements & Certificates

  • Deaf and Hard of hearing Certification
  • Director of Special Education Certification
  • Director of Pupil Personnel Services
  • Math Specialist (K-5) Endorsement
  • English as a Second Language (ESL, Grades P-12) Endorsement
  • Environmental Education (P-12) Endorsement
  • Gifted Education EndorsementInstructional Technology (P-12) Endorsement
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) Certification
  • Kentucky Certified Professional Counselor (CPC)
  • Learning and Behavior Disorders Certification
  • Literacy Specialist (Grades P-12) Endorsement
  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities
  • Rank I   (See Department pages for specific programs)  
  • School Media Librarian
  • School Principal
  • School Superintendent  
  • Standard Guidance 
  • Supervisor of Instruction
  • Teacher Leader Endorsement

Master of Arts in Teaching

  • Elementary
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE)
  • Middle/Middle (Grades5-9)
  • P-12 Programs (e.g., Art, Music, Health, PE)
  • Secondary (Grades 8-12) Programs
  • 5-12 Programs (e.g., Agriculture, CTE, Family/Consumer Sciences)

Master of Arts in Education

  • Communication Disorders
  • Elementary Education
  • Gifted Education
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Literacy Specialist
  • Middle Grade Education
  • School Counseling
  • School Media Librarian
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Master of Arts

  • Mental Health Counseling 
  • Student Personnel Services in Higher Education 

Specialist in Education Degree
        The Specialist in Education degree is a professional degree, designed for those preparing for positions which call for a level of study and specialization beyond the master's degree. The specific goal is to provide the additional preparation needed for certification and competence in a specialized school position, in the role of college teacher, and by those engaged in student personnel work.  The 30-hour minimum requirement is a structured and unified program oriented toward the student's professional objectives. For selected students, planning for the specialist degree may begin following completion of the baccalaureate degree. For some students, the Specialist in Education degree may lead to advanced study for the doctorate. 

  • Educational Administration
  • Student Personnel Services in Higher Education

Doctor of Education

       The Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) includes a common core of coursework and two areas of concentration including (1) leadership and Policy Studies and (2) Counselor Education and Supervision. Student in either concentration complete common core courswork that provides foundational training in three areas including research, leadership, and social justice advocacy.

  • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
    - Concentration 1: Leadership and Policy Studies
    - Concentration 2: Counselor Education & Supervision

 

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