Graduate Education Degree Requirements

For the Master of Arts, M.A., and Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T., Degree Programs 

Admission To Degree Status (Gate 5)

The student must meet all of the following requirements to be admitted into degree status.

1.  Completed degree status application form. 

2.  Successful completion of 7- 9 semester hours at Asbury University.

3.  Minimum of 3.00 grade point average on all graduate coursework completed.

4.  Three professional references with disposition ratings.

5.  Successful submission of Entry Professional Portfolio.

6.  For students seeking initial certification in Graduate Education Master of Arts in Teaching and candidates in post-master’s Education Specialist Program:  successful formal interview demonstrating critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration as well as demonstrating professional dispositions expected of professional educators.

Certification Examinations

All candidates seeking teacher certification are to take the appropriate PRAXIS II Specialty Area Examination(s) and Principles of Learning and Teacher Examination(s) in order to be certified.  Contact the Graduate Education Office for a list of tests required for each program area.

A bachelors’ degree is a pre-requisite to all of the Master of Arts degree programs.  Additional pre-requisites may be required for each program.  All of these programs lead to Kentucky certification.

 

Granting Of The M.A. or M.A.T. Degree (Gate 6)

The actual granting of the M.A. or M.A.T. degree requires completion of the following:

1. Successful completion of all coursework in a maximum of 5 years from the date of enrollment.

2. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

3. Minimum of 30.0 hour of graduate coursework.

4. Successful submission of Professional Portfolio.

5. Successful completion of Action Research and Project Presentation.

6. Approval for graduation by the program faculty.

7. Submit a "Graduation Application" form in the Registrar’s Office by posted deadline for the commencement year and their expected graduation date (Oct. 15 for December graduation, and Feb. 15 for May or August graduation). Application may be completed at:  Graduation Application

 

For the Education Spedialist, ED.S., Degree Principal Licensure Program

Exiting the Principal Licensure Program (Gate 8)           

Exit from Level I of the Principal Licensure Program includes the following requirements:

1.  3.00 GPA

2.  Satisfactory Field Component Performance

3.  Capstone Project

4.  Anchor Assessments

5.  Successful completion of KY-STIAP

6.  Successful completion of SLLA

Exiting Level II of the Principal Licensure Program / Granting the Ed.S. Degree (Gate 9)

Exit from Level II Program includes the following requirements:

1.   3.00 GPA

2.   Satisfactory Field Component Performance

3.   Work Samples demonstrating application of Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards and impact on student achievement

4. To graduate with a degree Ed.S. candidates must complete a "Graduation Application" form in the Registrar’s Office by posted deadline for the commencement year and their expected graduation date (Oct. 15 for December graduation, and Feb. 15 for May graduation, or July 15 for August graduation). Application may be completed at:   Graduation Application

In conjunction with completion of the Principal Licensure Program candidates acquire Instructional Supervisor Licensure

 

2015-16  BULLETIN  08/11/2015