Master of Arts in Education — Special Education, Learning and Behavior Disorders Adding Certification Curriculum

Teacher Leader Core (15 hours)


"I really enjoy teaching ETL 800 [the first class in the Teacher Leader Core]. This course opens students' minds and encourages them to reflect on their perception of educational leadership."
—Dr. Roger Cleveland

Certification Requirements (16 hours)

Course Descriptions

ETL 800 Leadership Skills for Teachers

(3 hours) A. In-depth study of the key concepts, theories, practices, and procedures of teacher leaders in educational environments. This course must be taken within the first six hours of a candidate’s program.

ETL 801 Leading Achievement Change

(3 hours) A. Pre-req / co-req: ETL 800. The study of change theory and its application in educational settings by educational leaders, teacher leaders, professional staff, support staff, students and communities to improve student achievement.14 field hours required.

ETL 803 Curriculum for Teacher Leaders

(3 hours) A. Prerequisites/Corequisites: ETL 800 and 801. Candidates will conduct curriculum alignment and development that encompasses analysis, synthesis and justification for applied curriculum. Candidates will develop formative and summative assessments. They evaluate research-based instructional strategies for all learners. (Field work 13 hours).

SED 776 Education Assessment

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: SED 775 or instructor approval. Principles of tests and measurement. Test administration, scoring, and interpretation applied to exceptional children. Assessment related to interdisciplinary teams.

SED 778 Behavior Disorders

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: SED 775 or instructor approval. Behavior disorders and emotional disturbances as an educational, psychological, and sociological phenomenon. Definitions, characteristics, theoretical foundations, and programmatic approaches.

SED 790 Applied Behavior Analysis

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: SED 775 or instructor approval. Behavior analysis applied to classroom and instructional management. Data collection, intervention procedures,

SED 856 Graduate Methods and Materials

(3 hours) A. Curriculum for exceptional individuals, instructional principles and methodology; development, implementation, and evaluation of validated educational programs and materials.

SED 897 Practicum in Special Education

(3-4 hours) A. Practicum for graduate students who seek certification in an area in special education and evaluation of behavior change.


This page reflects the 2015-2016 EKU Online program requirements and courses. For more information, see the EKU Graduate School catalog.

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