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The Master of Arts in Education: Teacher as Leader program allows you to attain Rank 2 teaching certification in Kentucky. This program consists of a 15-semester hour core and a selected area of concentration (usually 15 semester hours*). You may choose to add an additional endorsement or certification to your current teaching certificate, or pursue additional advanced coursework in your initial teaching area.

*NOTE: Some additional certification areas exceed 15 semester hours – additional hours over 30 may count toward a Rank 1 certificate.

Program Contact Information

Ms. Lesley Webster
Specialist, Graduate Education



Our NKU Teacher Education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


Beyond the Classroom

The Master of Arts in Education: Teacher as Leader will not only enhance your teaching skills, but also develop your leadership abilities. 

These learned skills can be used in the classroom to make you a better teacher, or be applied in community agencies or corporate settings.