Inside Look

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 AffordableCollegesOnline.org. 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.

The balancing act of being both a teacher and a student

By: Barbara Shoemaker, Assistant Online Coordinator with EKU Online

EKU’s Online Graduate Education Degrees Ranked in the Top 50 by U.S. News and World Report

Eastern Kentucky University is ranked among the best in the U.S. News & World Report’s recently announced 2015 Best Online Education Program Rankings. EKU ranked 47th in the nation and is one of only two Kentucky schools to rank in the top 50 for Best Online Graduate Education Programs.