Endorsement Programs

The following Endorsement programs are offered by the College of Education:

  • Endorsement in Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement (P-12)
  • Endorsement in Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Endorsement in Reading (P-12)
  • Endorsement in Teacher Leadership

Endorsement programs may be added to existing teaching certificates.  Endorsement in Instructional Computer Technology, Teaching English as a Second Language, or Reading may also be used as the 12 cognate hours required for a Master of Education in Teacher Leadership.

Admission Requirements

  • A 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
  • Current Kentucky Teaching Certificate;
  • Two (2) favorable letters of recommendation.  One must be from a direct supervisor;
  • An interview with faculty;
  • Completed application packet.

Required Test(s)
As a condition of Kentucky State teacher licensure, candidates must achieve passing scores on all required Praxis tests. See: http://www.ets.org/praxis/ky/requirements/#endorsements for specific testing requirements.

Program Structure
Program structure depends on the specific endorsement program chosen.

Instructional Computer Technology/Endorsement (12 credit hours)
EDU 579 Multimedia Application for Teaching and Learning (3 credit hours).
EDU 680 Advanced Technology for Teaching and Learning (4 credit hours).
ECS 685 Assistive/Adaptive Technology (2 credit hours).
EDU 673 Instructional Design (3 credit hours).

Reading (12 credit hours selected from the following)
EDR 556 Developmental Reading in the Middle and High School (3 credit hours).
EDU 615 Literacy Assessment and Intervention (3 credit hours).
EDU 529 Oral and Written Language Development (3 credit hours).
EDU 586 Teaching English as a Second Language (3 credit hours).

English as a Second Language/ Endorsement for Teaching English as a Second Language (12 credit hours)
EDU 555 Introduction to Linguistics (3 credit hours).
EDU 583 Structure of American English (3 credit hours).
EDU 586 Teaching English as a Second Language (3 credit hours).
EDU 587 Practicum in TESL (3 credit hours).

Teacher Leadership (18 credit hours)
ETL 610 Philosophy, Interpretation, and Application of Research (3 credit hours)
ETL 615 Leadership Behavior for Teacher Leaders (3 credit hours)
ETL 620 Professional Development for Teacher Leaders (3 credit hours)
ETL 625 Instructional Design and Evaluation for Teacher Leaders (3 credit hours)
ETL 630 Leadership for Instructional Improvement (3 credit hours)
ETL 650 Assessment of Learning (3 credit hours)

Program Sheets
Endorsement in Instructional Computer Technology
Endorsement in Reading
Endorsement in Teaching English as a Second Language

Endorsement in Teacher Leadership