Masters of Arts in Special Education Tracks – are recognized by the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) and provides students three different distinct tracks for a special education certification:

  • Initial Track
    Initial traditional certification is designed for individuals who are not certified teachers but seek initial teaching certification in LBD.
  • Advanced Track
    Advanced traditional certification is designed for individuals who are certified in another area may seek an “add-on” certification in LBD. When successful graduates are employed as teachers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, they are classified and compensated as Rank II.
  • Option 6 Track (not available for out-of-state students)
    An alternative certification opportunity for those who wish to serve as Temporary Provisional (TP-TC) certified teachers in Special Education classrooms throughout the Commonwealth. It is designed specifically to lead to teacher certification in the area of Learning and Behavior Disorders (LBD, P-12). Initial traditional certification is designed for individuals who are not certified teachers but seek initial teaching certification in LBD.