Inside Look

Literacy, Leadership, and Advocacy

By: Eileen Shanahan, Ph.D., assistant professor, EKU College of Education

EKU Program Ranks Among the Best Online Master’s Degrees in Special Education

Image Award Best Online Master's Special Education

Eastern Kentucky University ranks among the best colleges for special education programs offering degrees online.

Voting: A Right and a Responsibility

By: Kevin Presnell
Madison County Social Studies Teacher and EKU College of Education Alumnus

Teachers still pursuing advanced degrees thanks to quality of online options

As you may have seen in recent news, teachers in Kentucky are no longer required to obtain an advanced degree under a decision made in August 2018 by Kentucky’s Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB), the formerly independent state entity, now under the direction of the Kentucky Department of Education, which oversees educator preparation and certification.

EKU Online Master of Arts in Special Education Recognized for Value and Affordability

Some of the nation’s best online degrees for special education teachers come from Eastern Kentucky University, according to The EKU Online Master of Arts – Special Education was named #11 among the top 50 schools in the nation.

Samantha O’Leary: Elementary School Teacher, Football Fan, Online Graduate Student

If it’s football season, Samantha O’Leary is in the stands. Her brother plays for a college team, and she’s his biggest fan. If it’s not game day, she and her husband are planning their next trip or spending time with friends.