12 months
953 USD/credit 28590 USD/year
917 USD/credit 27510 USD/year
607 USD/credit 18210 USD/year
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This Advanced Teacher Education program from Western Kentucky University is designed to develop advanced educators who can positively impact student learning in their classrooms and schools.


Courses and experiences include professional learning communities in which candidates interact with other graduate candidates from various content areas and grade levels to discuss and work on real world challenges and promising practices they encounter in schools.

What you'll study

The Advanced Teacher Education program from Western Kentucky University is divided into two instructional components. The first component, professional education, provides 15 hours of study collaboratively developed between WKU and the administration of the specific school district in which the candidate is employed. This includes a study of education in positive behavioral supports, teaching strategies and curriculum development.  

The second component, the concentration, directs the candidate into an individual program in content, pedagogy, and/or areas of professional growth concurrent with the goals of each candidate.


  • Addictions Education (ADED)
  • Advanced Behavior Management (ABM)
  • Agriculture (ATEA)
  • Chemistry (ATEC)
  • College and Career Readiness (CCR)
  • Earth Science (EASC)
  • Elementary Education (ELED)
  • Elementary Mathematics Specialist P-5 (KEM) 
  • English (ATEE)
  • Environmental Education (KEV)
  • Family and Consumer Science (FACS)
  • Gifted and Talented Education (KE37)
  • History (ATEH)
  • Instructional Design (INDE)
  • Instructional Computer Technology (KCT)
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (KIE)
  • Literacy P-12 (ATEL)
  • Middle Grades Education (MGED)
  • Physical Education (ATEP)
  • Secondary Education (SSED)
  • Social Studies (ATES)
  • Teacher Leader (KTLE)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (KE36)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Positive Learning Environment
  • Professional Development Experience
  • National Board for Certification Exploration and Support
  • Advanced Special Topics
  • Capstone in Education
  • Capstone Project for Teacher Leadership

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH




Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree or higher, or equivalent international degree, from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or greater on baccalaureate degree or equivalent international degree or minimum GPA of 3.0 on a degree higher than a baccalaureate or equivalent international degree.
  • Evidence of English proficiency (international students only)
  • Applicants whose certificates have expired may be admitted, but they may enroll for only six hours before they must apply to the EPSB for re-issued certificates. After completion of six hours, a student admitted with an expired certificate must submit a copy of the re-issued certificate before being allowed to register for any additional courses.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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