EKU Online: Graduate Education Degrees

Quality instruction from a proven leader in teacher education. 

Ensure success for every learner and become a leader in your field with a graduate degree from EKU. Eastern Kentucky University has maintained a strong commitment to quality preparation of professional educators for more than a century. EKU Online continues that tradition, allowing you to enhance your existing teaching certificate with online graduate degree options in three distinct disciplines: Curriculum and InstructionSpecial Education and Educational Leadership.

Like you, we are committed to student success. You will benefit from:

  • Participating in a core curriculum focused on training teachers as leaders while gaining expertise in your selected area  
  • Engaging in assignments and action research that build critical thinking skills
  • Receiving individualized attention and support from dedicated faculty and staff
  • Sharing your experience and reflecting upon your perspective with peers and faculty

Whether you want more in-depth study in your current field or additional certification to boost your credentials, EKU Online helps you meet your goals on your terms.

Graduates of the MAEd programs who hold teacher certification in Kentucky will be eligible to apply for certification and/or endorsement depending upon the degree program they select, including the Kentucky Teacher Leader Endorsement.

If you do not hold teacher certification in Kentucky, please consult with your state’s licensing agency to determine whether our program will meet your state’s licensure requirements.

Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Education and its teacher preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).