Eastern Kentucky University Discounting Tuition for Kentucky Teachers

In recent weeks our country has seen unprecedented changes to daily life. Teachers, parents, and children in the K-12 school system are all feeling the effects of this change and working to navigate the new world of home-based learning.

While the changes were sudden and jarring, the commitment shown by Kentucky educators has not wavered. Kentucky teachers have shifted gears, changed priorities and risen to the occasion to quickly and effectively meet the challenges being thrown at them.

To show appreciation for the dedication shown by Kentucky teachers, Eastern Kentucky University is offering a Kentucky teacher tuition discount for graduate teacher education programs taken in summer 2020.

The reduced tuition rate of $395 per credit hour provides a savings of $300 per course and will be available to educators actively teaching in Kentucky and enrolling in programs for the Summer 2020 term. Applications must be received by May 5, 2020, to qualify for the discount. The tuition rate will be applicable to all master’s in education (MAED) programs as well as certification, endorsement, preparation and rank programs. Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs will not be eligible.

In addition to the tuition reduction, EKU is also waiving all application fees for graduate teacher education programs for Summer 2020.

“Teachers are integral to the success and well-being of our communities,” said Dr. David McFaddin, Eastern Kentucky University interim president. “Whether staying late to tutor a student falling behind or delivering food to district families during a health crisis, our teachers show unmatched dedication and we want to do all we can to assist them in reaching their goals. EKU is dedicated to preparing the highest-quality educators for teaching and administrative roles in their local districts and beyond.”

“Our teachers give so much and really strive to go above and beyond for their students,” explained Dr. Sherry Powers, dean of the EKU College of Education. “We want to do what we can to assist them with the financial challenges of continuing their education and help them in reaching their professional goals, be it a rank increase, new job opportunity or professional development.”

EKU graduate education students benefit from:

  • Discounted tuition of $395 per credit hour for summer 2020
  • Free application
  • Fully accredited online programs with no campus visits required
  • EPSB approved programs of study
  • Accelerated eight-week terms
  • Preparation to attain rank advancement in Kentucky and increase salary potential
  • Core curriculum focused on training teachers as leaders while gaining expertise in a selected area  
  • Personal advisors who stay with their students from application to graduation

Contact an online enrollment advisor to learn more about the Kentucky teacher tuition discount!

Published on April 07, 2020