All of the following programs are approved at state (EPSB) and national (CAEP) levels. They can be used to fulfill requirements for rank II and rank I.
Download the major sheets for each of the following programs
MA programs are for certified teachers seeking to further their education. Each program can be used for rank II or rank I certification.
The following programs are for certified teachers who have already obtained their master’s degree and would like to add an additional certification area and/or obtain Rank I certification. A master’s degree is not conferred at the end of these programs.
The same pre-requisites for the Ed.S degree apply to the following certification-only programs.
MAT programs are for students who hold a bachelor’s degree and would like to receive initial teaching certification. All of our MAT programs can be completed via Option 6 (Alternative Certification) or through the traditional route (where coursework is followed by a full semester of student teaching).
The Ed.S. Program includes three certifications in one program. It is designed for certified teachers who hold a master’s degree, have at least three years of successful teaching experience, and would like to pursue a school leadership role.
Asbury’s School Superintendent Certification program is designed for certified administrators who hold a master’s degree and have at least three years of school administration experience. Learn More
This varies by student, semester start, and program. All Graduate Education students attend part-time. Average completion time (including summer semesters):
Note: You must pass all required exams before being admitted. Asbury will not confer provisional acceptance pending exams.
All Graduate Education programs are offered online with live weekly meetings hosted via Asbury Online. Most classes are offered in eight-week sessions, allowing for expeditious program completion.
Field-based clinicals are integral to each program of study:
* See "What is Option 6 (alternative certification)" below for more information.
Option 6 (alternative certification) is available to Asbury University students enrolled in the following programs:
When the student is admitted to the program, he/she will be provided with an acceptance letter noting eligibility for a Temporary Provisional Teaching Certification within the area the student is studying. When the letter is conferred, the student may pursue a teaching job in any EPSB-approved P-12 school. Once hired, the student will work with Asbury University's Certification Specialist and will be granted a Temporary-Provisional teaching certification. The Temporary-Provisional teaching certificate can be renewed only twice. For that reason, the student must complete the program within three years of beginning the Option 6 route to certification by holding to the signed course plan provided by the Graduate Education department at Asbury University. The KTIP year is also built into the program. Upon graduation, the student will be granted a 4-year Professional teaching certificate.
Traditional certification (which includes a full semester of student teaching) is available in all programs provided by the Graduate Education department.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Graduate Education Admissions Officer at (859) 858-3511, x2502 or GradEd@asbury.edu if you have any questions about how Option 6 works.
We can accept up to 9 credit hours of course substitutions for master’s programs and up to 6 credit hours for educational leadership programs (Principal, Instructional Supervisor, and Director of Pupil Personnel).
In order to receive course substitutions, you will need to request a substitution request form from the Admissions Officer at GradEd@asbury.edu prior to being accepted to your program. We will ask that you supply the completed form, a course description, and possibly a syllabus for each class you wish to transfer in. Each request will be reviewed, and the Admissions Officer will inform you as to whether the substitutions were approved or denied.
Most courses are also assessed a $30-50 technological flat fee. Initial teaching certification clinical courses are assessed additional supervisory fees.
Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) is available to those who qualify. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859.858.3511 x2195.
Though Asbury’s Graduate Education department does not provide scholarships, you may be interested in the Teach Grant. Additional funding options could be available for students pursuing a certification in Special Education. Contact the Graduate Education Admissions Department for more information.
For payment plans or direct payment information, please visit Student Accounts.
We offer open enrollment, but request that all application materials be received at least two weeks prior to the first day of the semester.
Application and Materials Due: December 15
Application and Materials Due: May 1
Application and Materials Due: August 1
You may apply online free of charge. After you apply the Graduate Education Admissions Officer will follow up with you regarding next steps.
*When the admission department obtains your reference contact information, they will send out a link to our online reference form. The email will be sent to the address listed on your application for each reference. It is not necessary for you to request any recommendation letters.
Call: (859) 858-5502
Write: Graduate Education Program
One Macklem Drive
Wilmore, KY 40390-1198
Fax: (859) 858-9043