Sep 22, 2018  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rank I Teaching


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Roland Coloma, Department Chair

Steve Crites, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director

Purpose

The Rank I Teaching program is designed as the next logical step for a teacher to obtain a Rank change following the completion of a Rank II.

Contact Information

Teacher Education Graduate Office - MEP 263C
gradedu@nku.edu or 859-572-1567

Admission Criteria

Individuals applying must meet all requirements for admission to graduate study at Northern Kentucky University as defined by the Graduate Catalog at the time of application in addition to the following criteria.

To be eligible for admission applicants must have:

  1. A master’s degree from regionally accredited institution of higher education, with a total cumulative graduate grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. A Kentucky Rank II teaching certificate or out-of-state equivalent.

Application Process

For full application details please visit the College of Education and Human Services Graduate Programs website.

  1. Submit an online application to the Office of Graduate Education.
  2. Submit official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework sent directly from all institutions of higher education previously attended.
  3. Submit a copy of Kentucky teaching certificate or out-of-state equivalent at Rank II.
  4. Submit three recommendation forms with attached letters of recommendation.  Letters may be typed directly into the recommendation form. If separate letters of recommendation are attached, they must be written on official letterhead and have the signature of the individual providing the recommendation.
  5. Submit a typewritten Statement of Professional Goals, approximately 300-400 words in length. The Statement of Professional Goals should state the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the Rank I program and the specialization and/or endorsement desired. It should also state the applicant’s goals for professional growth and explain specifically how the chosen degree program/endorsement area will make it possible for the applicant to achieve these goals and improve her/his knowledge and skills as a teacher. The Statement of Professional Goals will be evaluated for completeness, quality of written expression, and clarity of professional goals.

♦ Indicates prerequisite.

Curriculum


The Rank I - Teaching curriculum is as follows:

Professional Core (12 credit hours)


Curriculum and Teaching Option


Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (Birth-K)


For IECE Endorsement: Completion of all courses (18 credit hours) and Praxis exam(s) as required by KYEPSB.

This is an option designed to assist teachers with an existing elementary or special education teaching certificate to achieve the IECE certificate.

Moderate and Severe Disabilities (P-12)


LBD Certified

Moderate and Severe Disabilities for students who are currently LBD certified or have completed the prerequisite courses:

For MSD endorsement: Completion of all courses (19-22 credit hours) and Praxis exam(s) as required by KYEPSB.

Gifted Education (P-12)


For Gifted and Talented Endorsement: Completion of all courses (12 credit hours) and Praxis exam(s) as required by KYEPSB.

Prerequisite to starting the endorsement: One year of full time teaching experience

Students must take EDG 621  and EDG 623  before they will be permitted to enroll in EDG 625  and EDG 627  

Reading (P-12)


For Reading Endorsement: Completion of all courses (16 credit hours), Praxis exam(s) as required by KYEPSB.

Environmental Education Endorsement (P-12)


For Environmental Education Endorsement: Completion of 12 credit hours in accordance with the environmental education endorsements to meet the NAAEE Guidelines for the Initial Preparation of Environmental Educators Standards.

Students must gain advisor approval prior to enrolling in courses. Completion of all courses (12 credit hours) and Praxis exam(s) as required by KYEPSB.

Instructional Computer Technology: (P-12)


For ICT Endorsement: Completion of all courses (15 semester hours) and Praxis exam(s) as required by KYEPSB.

Special Education not leading to endorsement


Completion of all courses (12 credit hours)

Content Core (6 credit hours)

Six semester of content related to initial area of teacher’s certification. Content courses require advisor’s approval.

Electives Core (6 credit hours)

Appropriate coursework taken at the graduate level with approval of student’s advisor.

Autism/Applied Behavior Analysis


Completion of all courses (18 credit hours)

Exit Criteria


  1. Completion of 30 credit hours (at least 15 hours 600 or above) with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  2. Completion of area of specialization with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  3. Completion of all required coursework used for the certificate with a C or higher.
  4. Signed Codes of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel and College of Education and Human Services.
  5. Signed copy of Rank I curriculum contract and appropriate area of specialization curriculum contract.
  6. Successful satisfactory Rank 1 final reflection demonstrating the Kentucky Teacher Standards.

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