Specialist in Education

EKU’s 100% online Specialist in Education degree is a post-master’s program that fulfills the requirements for Kentucky level I principal certification and prepares highly qualified candidates for district-wide leadership. Program graduates are primed to become highly effective professional leaders who will develop productive environments for academic excellence and equity.

At A Glance

100% interactive online
Credit hours:
30 hours
$500 per credit hour
Who would be interested?
  • Elementary Education Teachers
  • Middle Grades Teachers
  • Secondary Education Teachers
  • Special Education Teachers
Career options
  • Principal P-12

View the online certification program

Program admission requirements

  • Prospective graduate students must meet the admissions requirements of the Graduate School.
  • Completion of an approved master’s degree
  • Candidates must have a valid state teaching certification
  • Three years of teaching experience

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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