Admission Requirements

Master of Arts in Education with Teacher Leader Endorsement Preparation—Elementary Education

Candidates must have completed an initial elementary teaching certification.

For clear admission to all MAEd program options the student must have:

  • an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall or a 3.25 in the last 60 hours completed
  • a verbal score of 150, a qualitative score of 140 on the GRE
  • or a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of 389.

Applicants with cumulative undergraduate GPA’s of 3.0 or higher, or 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours of undergraduate work are exempt from the GRE/MAT requirement.

Master of Arts in Education with Teacher Leader Endorsement Preparation Library Science

Candidates must meet the admissions requirements of the Graduate School and have completed an initial elementary, middle, or secondary teaching certification program. In addition, candidates must have earned an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 in the last 60 hours completed, a score of 375 on the Miller analogies test (MAT) or a Verbal score of 144 and a Quantitative score of 144 on the GRE. Scores on the GRE/MAT are used in conjunction with the undergraduate GPA and other criteria in selecting candidates for admission. Applicants with cumulative undergraduate GPA’s of 3.0 or higher, or 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours of undergraduate work are exempt from the GRE/MAT requirement.

Master of Arts in Education in Instructional Leadership

Candidates must meet the admissions requirements of the Graduate School and have completed an initial teaching certification program. In addition, candidates must have earned an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 in the last 60 hours completed and a Verbal score of 144 and a Quantitative score of 144 on the GRE or a score of 375 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Scores on the GRE/MAT are used in conjunction with the undergraduate GPA and other criteria in selecting candidates for admission. applicants with cumulative undergraduate GPA’s of 3.0 or higher, or 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours of undergraduate work are exempt from the GRE/MAT requirement.

Master of Arts in Education, Special Education - Teacher Leader Track

For clear admission to all MAEd program options the student must have:

  • an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall or a 3.25 in the last 60 hours completed
  • a verbal score of 150, a qualitative score of 140 on the GRE
  • or a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of 389.

Applicants with cumulative undergraduate GPA’s of 3.0 or higher, or 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours of undergraduate work are exempt from the GRE/MAT requirement.

Teacher Leader Endorsement

Candidates apply to the EKU Graduate School requesting admission to the teacher leader Endorsement Program. Candidates must have completed an initial teaching certification program and have earned a Master’s degree. Candidates who completed a rank II 5th year program prior to december 31, 2010 are waived from the master’s degree requirement for admission to the program. In addition, candidates must have earned an overall 3.0 graduate GPA.

Rank I Classification, the Sixth Year Program

Candidates must have a Master’s degree or rank II certification through a regionally accredited institution.

Certification Preparation Programs

To be eligible for admission into any special education nondegree graduate program (rank II, I, director of Special Education), a candidate must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 overall or in the last 60 hours of course work. In addition, applicants for certification as director of Special Education must have a master’s degree or planned fifth-year program; a valid Kentucky certificate for teachers of exceptional children (including speech-language pathologist) or for school psychologist; three years experience (full-time) as a teacher of exceptional children, speech-language pathologist, or school psychologist.