The online MAEd in Elementary Education for Teacher Leaders degree program from Western Kentucky University is made up of two components. The first component, Professional Education, provides advanced level pedagogy, leadership, and content related to Kentucky Teacher Standards and applicable to all P-12 teachers working in the wide gamut of developmental levels and content areas. The second component, Specialization, directs the candidate into an individual program in content, pedagogy, and/or areas of professional growth concurrent with the goals of each candidate. The following Specialization areas are offered:
This degree program requires 30-37 credits for completion.
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent
WKU alumni of the teacher preparation programs must have a current, valid teaching certificate or Statement of Eligibility
Other graduates must have a 2.75 GPA for all previous undergraduate coursework and a 3.0 GPA for previous graduate coursework or qualifying GRE scores
Must hold or be eligible to hold a teaching certificate
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
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