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Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading

12 months
845 USD/credit 25350 USD/year
670 USD/credit 20100 USD/year
550 USD/credit 16500 USD/year
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The Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading program from Northern Kentucky University allows you to earn Rank 1 certification in Kentucky. This program consists of a 15-semester-hour core and a selected area of concentration of 15 semester hours.


You may choose to add an additional endorsement or certification to your current teaching certificate, or pursue additional advanced coursework in your initial teaching area. You must have completed a master’s degree and hold a Kentucky Rank 2 teaching certificate (or equivalent from another state).

The Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading at Northern Kentucky University is for teachers who wish to enhance their teaching, leadership and mentoring skills. This program would engage students in learning and practicing principles and skills of collaboration, mentorship, and research-based practice, leading to improved skills for graduates, the teacher candidates under their influence, and the P-12 students in their classrooms. Program completers would be eligible for rank change (Rank 1) in Kentucky.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Completing of the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading will not only lead to a Kentucky Rank 1 certificate, but also to prepare you to be a mentor for new teachers and those pursuing teaching as a career.
  • In addition, you will develop research and leadership skills which may be used to evaluate teaching practices, and curriculum, as well as position you for leadership opportunities in your school or district.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Based Teaching
  • Capstone in Action Research
  • Research Based Teaching
  • Research Based Teaching
  • Professional Laboratory Experiences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete an Online Application
  • Pay the $40 Application Fee
  • Submit Passport Photocopy
  • Submit your Official Transcripts
  • Submit Proof of English Fluency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 845 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 670 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 550 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Highland Heights

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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