EKU offers state’s first online masters degree in gifted education

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Eastern Kentucky University will offer Kentucky’s first fully online master’s degree in Gifted Education in Fall 2014.

The program, which is designed to serve current elementary, middle and secondary education teachers, is unique in that educators with any base level certification P-12 are eligible. Program graduates certified in Kentucky will be eligible to apply for the Gifted Education Endorsement, the Kentucky Teacher Leader Endorsement and advancement in Rank.

EKU was founded as a teacher’s college and has been preparing education leaders for more than a century.

EKU online students will take the same courses and earn the same degree as on campus education students. Faculty describe the curriculum as learner-focused with special emphasis on individualized teaching and learning, giving students opportunities to advance their career and enhance the learning experience of their students.

Consistently recognized for offering some of the nation’s best online degree programs, EKU strives to make quality education accessible to everyone. EKU is an accredited, brick-and-mortar institution celebrating more than 100 years of student success. EKU Online offers more than 25 undergraduate and graduate degree options in a variety of fields, representing Arts and Sciences, Education, Justice and Safety, and Health Sciences.