Elementary Education, Rank I (084)



Program Coordinator

Lisa D. Murley, lisa.murley@wku.edu, (270) 745-8822

This non-degree program leads to eligibility for Rank I.


  • Elementary Education (KEL)
  • Elementary Math Specialist P-5 (KEM)
  • Environmental Education (KEV)
  • Gifted Education Endorsement (KE37)
  • Kentucky Computer Technology (KCT)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement (KE36)

Program Admission

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (30 hours)

This program requires 30 semester hours in addition to the requirements for a Planned Fifth-Year program, or 60 semester hours including a master's degree.

Required Courses
Required Professional Education Component
EDU 601Seminar: Advanced Professional Development Plan1
ELED 603Advanced Seminar Elementary Curriculum3
EDU 604Management Learning Environment3
SPED 516The Exceptional Child: Perspectives and Issues 13
EDU 698Seminar: Advanced Portfolio Project2
Professional education courses 26-9
Specialization courses 212
Total Hours30

An approved elective may be substituted if an introductory Exceptional Education course is on the student's transcript.


 Approved by advisor