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Graduate Programs in the Department of Special Education

At the graduate level, we offer a variety of master degree programs including the Master of Arts in Education in Communication Disorders; the Master of Arts in Education (Teacher Leader) with advanced study in Learning and Behavior Disorders, Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education; the Master of Arts in Education (Teacher Leader) with additional certification in Learning and Behavior Disorders, and Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education; and the Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education.  In addition, the department offers graduate certification programs in Learning and Behavior Disorders, Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Moderate and Severe Disabilities, and Director of Special Education as well as Rank I planned programs.  Candidates wishing to enroll in these programs are required to make application to the Graduate School and meet the specified program admissions requirements.

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Master of Arts in Education in Communication Disorders

Master of Arts in Education Communication Disorders

Contact Dr. Kellie Ellis

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Master of Arts in Education (Teacher Leader) Advanced Study

Candidates MUST hold provisional certification in their field of advanced study.

 

Contact Dr. Dusty Embury

 

Contact Dr. Michelle Gremp

Master of Arts in Education (Teacher Leader) with Additional Certification

Candidates MUST hold a valid Kentucky teaching certificate.   This degree will add a new certification area to the candidate’s credentials.

 

Contact Dr. Dusty Embury

 

Contact Dr. Michelle Gremp

Master of Arts in Teaching in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

                                                                                   Contact Dr.Michelle Gremp

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree leads to initial teaching certification.

It is NOTfor those who already hold teaching certification.

Graduate Certification Programs

These programs allow candidates who hold valid Kentucky teaching certification to add additional teaching and professional certification areas.  These programs do not add Rank and do not lead to a Master’s degree.  Candidates must apply to the Graduate School and meet the admission requirements for their specified programs.

 

Contact Dr.Dusty Embury

 

Contact Dr.Michelle Gremp

                                                            Contact Dr. Michelle Gremp

Rank I is 30 hours above the Rank II.  Candidates plan an individual Rank I program with their advisor selecting an area of concentration within the Department of Special Education (LBD, DHH, IECE, MSD, DoSE) and adding appropriate support coursework to achieve the 30 hours.

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