Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Middle Grades Education, Rank I (158)

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Program Coordinator

Andrea Paganelli,, (270) 745-4420

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


  • Environmental Education (KEV)
  • Gifted Education Endorsement (KE37)
  • Kentucky Computer Technology (KCT)
  • Middle Grades English (K30)
  • Middle Grades Math (K71)
  • Middle Grades Science (K50)
  • Middle Grades Social Studies (K20)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement (KE36)

Program Admission

Graduate School 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
Professional Education Component
EDU 601Seminar: Advanced Professional Development Plan 11
ELED 603Advanced Seminar Elementary Curriculum3
EDU 604Management Learning Environment3
SPED 516The Exceptional Child: Perspectives and Issues 23
EDU 698Seminar: Advanced Portfolio Project 32
Advisor-approved professional courses6
Advisor-approved specialization courses12
Total Hours30