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High School (P-12) Education
Students seeking certification to teach in grades 5-12, 8-12, and P-12 complete academic majors in EKU colleges outside of the College of Education and Applied Human Sciences. Teacher preparation courses are taken in the College of Education and Applied Human Sciences. Students are guided by academic advisors in the department of their major and education advisors in the College of Education and Applied Human Sciences.
For a list of Educational Content Advisors for your specific program, click HERE

Review the EKU Course Catalog for Course Descriptions

High School (P-12) Education Requirements
Generally all secondary programs require the following courses for the Professional Core, but variations of the courses may be offered for different secondary majors:
Professional Core Requirements Clinical Experience Requirements
EDC 300 CED 100
EDF 203 CED 200
EDF 204 CED 300
EDF 219 CED 400
EDF 413 CED 450
EMS 300W CED 499
EMS 474  
EMS 490  
SED 104  
After admission to EKU and completion of at least 30 hours of undergraduate classes, students must apply for admission to the Professional Education Program (typically in the sophomore year). All students meeting the requirements for admission to the Professional Education Program will be admitted. Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA and meet other requirements outlined HERE.
For more information regarding Professional Core requirements:

Contact: Dr. Marie Manning, Undergraduate Coordinator, (859) 622- 1425, Office: Combs 112

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).

Dr. Marie Manning

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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