Graduate Education Programs and Certifications

GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT

The Graduate Education Program of Asbury University is committed to preparing leaders for the schools of today and tomorrow. To accomplish this end, the Graduate Education Program creates a community and learning environment conducive to individual professional growth while embracing an ever-widening educational partnership with schools both local and worldwide. In keeping with the institutional commitment to evangelical Christianity in the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, a basic tenet of this program is the cherished preservation of our moral and ethical roots of educational inquiry and thought, content-specific and pedagogical knowledge, professional competence, and Christian caring with an intentional focus on preparation for educational leadership. Reflecting the institution's commitment to develop the professional, the graduate instruction targets individual areas of anticipated development and provides models for professional growth and leadership to accommodate specific educational paradigms. Within a framework of moral stewardship and through diverse and exemplary models of teaching, the Graduate Education Program strives to enable its students to become leaders and facilitators of educational community.

Recognizing the influence of our Wesleyan holiness roots and the need for professionals with strong moral and ethical character, we endeavor to prepare individuals who are committed to a lifetime of learning and will model servant leadership in support of the profession, society, family and the Church.

This commitment is embraced in the Graduate Education Program model Facilitators of Student Success and Professional Community which seeks to prepare graduate students in response to the Kentucky Teacher Standards who will be able to:

  • demonstrate a current and sufficient academic knowledge of certified content area
  • design and plan instruction
  • create a learning climate
  • introduce, implement, and manage instruction
  • assess learning and communicates results
  • use technology
  • reflect on and evaluate teaching, learning situations and/or
    programs
  • collaborate with colleagues, parents, and agencies
  • evaluate his/her overall performance
  • provide professional leadership 

The Graduate Education Program offers the Master of Arts degree with opportunity for study in a number of certification areas. Options and specific requirements within these areas are listed below.

GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND CERTIFICATIONS:

 

BIOLOGY SECONDARY EDUCATION (8-12) ALTERNATE Certification  (37 hour program)

BLG 510, 610; EDG 500, 505, 510, 585, 605, 630, 636, 675, 680, 681, 685; SEG 520
[Prerequisite:  a major in Biology; pass content PRAXIS]

 

CHEMISTRY SECONDARY EDUCATION (8-12) ALTERNATIVE Certification  (37 hour program)

CHG, 510, 610; EDG 500, 505, 510, 585, 605, 630, 636, 675, 680, 681, 685; SEG 520
[Prerequisite:  a major in Chemistry; pass content PRAXIS]

 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (P-12) ALTERNATIVE Certification  (43 hour program)

EDG 500, 505, 510, 585, 605, 630, 636, 680, 681; SEG 520; TEL 500, 502, 518, 531, 535, 536

 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (P-12) Endorsement  (31 hour program)

EDG 500, 605, 636, 680, 681; SEG 638; TEL 500, 502, 518, 531, 535, 536
[Prerequisites:  Teacher Certification]

 

ENGLISH SECONDARY EDUCATION (8-12) ALTERNATIVE Certification  (37 hour program)

EDG 500, 505, 510, 585, 605, 630, 636, 675, 680, 681, 685; ELG 510, 610; SEG 520,

[Prerequisites:  BA/BS in certifiable content area, pass content PRAXIS]

 

FRENCH (P-12) ALTERNATIVE Certification  (37 hour program)

EDG 500, 505, 510, 585, 605, 630, 636, 675, 680, 681, 685; FRG 510, 610; SEG 520

[Prerequisites:  BA/BS in certifiable content area, pass content PRAXIS]

 

LATIN GRADES (P-12) ALTERNATIVE Certification  (37 hour program)

EDG 500, 505, 510, 585, 605, 630, 636, 675, 680, 681, 685; LTG 510, 610; SEG 520

[Prerequisites:  BA/BS in certifiable content area, pass content PRAXIS]

 

LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR DISORDERS (8-12) Endorsement  (34 hour program)

EDG 500, 605, 636, 680, 681, SEG 630, 632, 638, 640, 642, 660, 672, 675

[Prerequisites:  Secondary or P-12 Teacher Certification; ED 320 or SEG 520]

 

LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR DISORDERS (P-12)  (43 hour program)

EDG 500, 605, 636, 680, 681; SEG 630, 632, 634, 638, 640, 642, 660, 670, 672, 675, 685

[Prerequisites:  Teacher Certification; ED 320 or SEG 520]

 

LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR DISORDERS (P-12) ALTERNATIVE Certification  (49 hour program)

EDG 500, 505, 605, 636, 680, 681; SEG 520, 630, 632, 634, 638, 640, 642, 660, 670, 672, 675, 685

 

MATHEMATICS SECONDARY EDUCATION (8-12) ALTERNATIVE Certification  (37 hour program)

MTG 510, 610; EDG 500, 505, 510, 585, 605, 630, 636, 675, 680, 681, 685; SEG 520

[Prerequisite:  a major in Mathematics; pass content PRAXIS]

 

MODERATE AND SEVERE DISABILITIES (MSD) Certification  (16 hours)

UK Courses:  EDS 530, 546, 548, 549; Asbury Course:  SEG 695

[Prerequisite:  LBD Certification]

 

PRINCIPAL LICENSURE PROGRAM  (36 hour program)

Level I:  LDG 710, 718, 720, 722, 730, 748, 750, 760, 763, 775; Level II:  LDG 704, 705.

[Prerequisites:  Teacher Certification, Master's degree.]

 

READING AND WRITING ENDORSEMENT (P-12)  (31 hour program)

EDG 500, 605, 636, 680, 681; RDG 600, 610, 620, 622, 630, 632, 640, 642, 644

[Prerequisite: Teacher Certification]

 

SOCIAL STUDIES SECONDARY EDUCATION (8-12) ALTERNATIVE Certification  (37 hour program)

EDG 500, 505, 510, 585, 605, 630, 636, 675, 680, 681, 685, SEG 520; SSG 510, 610

[Prerequisites:  BA/BS in certifiable content area, pass content PRAXIS]

 

SPANISH (P-12) ALTERNATIVE Certification  (37 hour program)

EDG 500, 505, 510, 585, 605, 630, 636, 675, 680, 681, 685; SPG 510, 610; SEG 520

[Prerequisites:  BA/BS in certifiable content area, pass content PRAXIS]

 

TEACHER AS LEADER (P-12) Endorsement  (31 hour program)

EDG 500, 605, 636, 680, 681; LDG 610, 614, 618, 622, 628 or 629, 634, 636

[Prerequisites:  Teacher Certification]