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Program Details

The online MAE in Secondary Education 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:

  • Environmental Education
  • Gifted Education Endorsement
  • Kentucky Computer Technology
  • Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement


This degree program requires 30-37 credits for completion.

  • Applicants with undergraduate degrees from accredited universities must have a 2.75 GPA for all previous undergraduate coursework and a 3.0 GPA for previous graduate coursework or qualifying GAP/GRE scores and must have or be eligible for a teaching certificate for Middle Grades (Grades 5-9)

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges