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Elementary Education Undergraduate Programs

Elementary Education
Students seeking elementary certification (grades Primary-5th) must complete the following requirements, click HERE to check out the 4 Year Plan of Study!

Review the EKU Course Catalog for Course Descriptions

Special Education- Learning and Behavior Disorders (LBD)
The LBD program (P-12) provides the certification to teach students with learning disabilities and behavior disorders AND a general education certification. Dual certification in either elementary or middle grades education and LBD contributes to marketability because graduates are certificated to teach both special education (P-12) and general elementary or middles grades.
Review the Learning and Behavior Disorders and Elementary Education Dual Certification 4 Year Plan

Review the EKU Course Catalog for Course Descriptions

Special Education- Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The DHH program (P-12) prepares teachers elementary, middle, and high school students who have a range of hearing loss. In addition, it provides a second area of certification in elementary or in middle grades with a content emphasis (English, mathematics, science, or social studies).

Review the EKU Course Catalog for Course Descriptions

Additional Program Information
Upon completion of a degree, candidates will:

(1) demonstrate the broad general background knowledge, dispositions, and skills necessary to function as a literate, informed, active citizen, and to serve as a model for middle level students.

(2) demonstrate the pedagogical skills and content knowledge necessary to perform as effective middle level educators.

(3) demonstrate the appropriate dispositions to effectively meet the diverse needs of middle level students found in public schools.

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation. Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year. Click HERE to review.

Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements. Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams. For additional information, candidates may also contact the EPSB Division of Professional Learning and Assessment at (859) 564-5778 or (888) 598-7667 (toll free).


Undergraduate Coordinator: Dr. Marie Manning

Undergraduate Coordinator: Dr. Marie Manning

Assistant Professor

Contact Dr. Marie Manning for additional information.

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership


521 Lancaster Ave
427 Combs Bldg
Richmond, KY - 40475
Phone: 859-622-2154


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