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You’ve made the decision to teach, thereby improving our schools, communities, and the lives of your students. Move your career forward while enriching your life with a Master of Arts in Education degree.

Our online Master's degree in Education program gives licensed educators the opportunity to further develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions in order to enhance teaching outcomes within a previously earned certification area.

We provide a supportive environment imparting educators with a breadth of information, an understanding of critical concepts, and a mastery of skills designed to support a life-long pursuit professional achievement, responsible service and leadership. The MA.Ed. degree program offers several study options and the convenience and flexibility of online coursework.

Program Offerings
The MA. Ed. programs do not lead to initial teaching licensure, but can provide additional certification in the following areas: Literacy, School Counseling, and Teacher as Leader.
View a list of states that accept certifications from Kentucky.

School Counseling

Literacy Specialist (P-12)

Teacher Leader


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Laurens County School District

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Coordinator of Radiology and Radiation Safety Officer
Baptist Regional Medical Center

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Assistant Principal
MAED Program Student

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Elementary School Teacher

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MAT Program

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PA Program Student

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Founder & President

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Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

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MACS Program

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Baptist Regional Medical Center

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PA Program Student

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Assistant Manager
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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PA Program Student

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MBA graduate

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Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries

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