Graduate Education Degree - Program Requirements

Graduate Education Degree — Program Requirements

Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)

Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) for Elementary, Middle, Secondary, 5-12, and P-12 programs

  • Admission to the Graduate School
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale; or a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on the last 30 hours of credit completed, including undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Statement of Eligibility or Professional Certificate with EPSB within the same grade span of elementary, middle, or secondary education.
  • Reference inventory on Candidate Dispositions (which candidate receives from a colleague or administrator who has worked directly with the candidate): In the areas of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity, the candidate must receive a rating of 3 or higher to be eligible for admission to advanced programs.
  • Professional Code of Ethics, Character Fitness Declaration, and Professional Dispositions
  • Candidates must review the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Certified Personnel established in 16 KAR 1:020 and sign a COE Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky Declaration form.
  • Candidates must review the character and fitness questionnaire contained in Section III of the CA-1 incorporated by reference in 16 KAR 2:010 and sign a COE Professional Character and Fitness Declaration form.
  • Candidates must demonstrate understanding of professional dispositions expected of professional educators

Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) for Gifted Education (P-12), Literacy Specialist (P-12), Instructional Leadership (P-12), School Media Librarian (P-12), or Special Education (P-12)

  • Admission to the Graduate School
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale; or a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on the last 30 hours of credit completed, including undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Statement of Eligibility or Professional Certificate with EPSB for elementary, middle or secondary teaching.
  • Reference inventory on Candidate Dispositions (which candidate receives from a colleague or administrator who has worked directly with the candidate): In the areas of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity, the candidate must receive a rating of 3 or higher to be eligible for admission to advanced programs.
  • Professional Code of Ethics, Character Fitness Declaration, and Professional Dispositions
  • Candidates must review the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Certified Personnel established in 16 KAR 1:020 and sign a COE Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky Declaration form.
  • Candidates must review the character and fitness questionnaire contained in Section III of the CA-1 incorporated by reference in 16 KAR 2:010 and sign a COE Professional Character and Fitness Declaration form.
  • Candidates must demonstrate understanding of professional dispositions expected of professional educators

Specialist in Education (EdS)

  • Admission to the Graduate School
  • A master’s degree or Rank II certification through a regionally accredited institution
  • Reference inventory on Candidate Dispositions (which candidate receives from a colleague or administrator who has worked directly with the candidate): In the areas of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity, the candidate must receive a rating of 3 or higher to be eligible for admission to advanced programs.
  • Professional Code of Ethics, Character Fitness Declaration, and Professional Dispositions
  • Candidates must review the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Certified Personnel established in 16 KAR 1:020 and sign a COE Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky Declaration form.
  • Candidates must review the character and fitness questionnaire contained in Section III of the CA-1 incorporated by reference in 16 KAR 2:010 and sign a COE Professional Character and Fitness Declaration form.
  • Candidates must demonstrate understanding of professional dispositions expected of professional educators