Master of Arts in Education — Special Education— Learning and Behavior Disorders

EKU’s 100% online Master of Arts in Education Learning and Behavior Disorders degree promotes the knowledge and skill sets needed to advance the quality of services and educational programs for students with disabilities. Our advanced study option prepares individuals to work as leaders and strong change agents in P-12 school settings. The additional certification option allows individuals to add the Learning and Behavior Disorders teaching certification while also adding the Teacher Leader Endorsement. This certification allows individuals to teach in the public school system.

At A Glance

100% online, accelerated
Credit Hours
Masters Advanced Study- 30 hours
Masters adding Certification- 36-42 hours
$500 per credit hour
Who would be interested?
  • Elementary Education Teachers
  • Middle Grades Education Teachers
  • Secondary Education Teachers
  • Special Education Teachers

Career Options

  • Teacher Leader Educator
  • Special Education Facilitator P-12

Degree Options

  • Teacher Leader Track with Advanced Study
  • Teacher Leader Track with Additional Certification in LBD

Students pursuing the advanced study option must hold certification in their area of advanced study. Program graduates certified in Kentucky will be eligible to apply for the Kentucky Teacher Leader Endorsement and advancement in Rank.

NOTE: 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.
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Program requirements

  • Prospective graduate students must meet the admissions requirements of the Graduate School.
  • Candidates without prior graduate coursework must either have earned an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (or a GPA of 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours) or they must submit either GRE or MAT scores.
  • Additional admission requirement to the Advanced Study option is provisional teaching certification in LBD. Additional admission requirement to the Additional Certification option is KY provisional teaching certification in P-5, 5-9, or Secondary for classroom teachers.

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