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Master of Education in Secondary Education

Major: SE
Degree Awarded: MED
Unit: GE
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Program Information

This program is no longer admitting new students.  It has been replaced by the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership.


Admission Requirements:  Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, two letters of recommendation, minimum combined score of 800 on the GRE, Test of English as a Foreign Language required of all foreign students from countries in which English is not the native language, a copy of a Kentucky teaching certificate, and 2.75 cumulative grade point average, or 2.75 grade point average for the senior college years.


Inquiry (Critical Thinker) (6 hours) 
EDAP  606  Orientation and Readings (take in first semester of enrollment)3
ELFH  600  Introduction to Research Methods & Statistics3
Advocacy (Professional Leader) (6 hours) 
Leadership: (select one of the following) (3 hours) 
EDAP  607  Leadership and change3
EDAP  625  Social and Ethical Dev. of Teaching3
EDAP  624  Curriculum Theory3
ELFH  603  Administrative Leadership in a Reform Environment3
Diversity: (Select one of the following) (3 hours) 
EDAP  626  Affirming Diversity3
EDAP  642  Literacy Learning & Cultural Differences3
EDTP  503  Developing Cross-Cultural Competence3
Action (Problem Solver) (3 hours) 
EDAP  680  Capstone Course3
AREA OF EMPHASIS (At least 12 credits) 
Elective (3 hours) 
Minimum total hours:30

Midpoint Requirement: M.Ed. candidates are required to submit a mid-program portfolio to a faculty advisor at the completion of 15 credit hours of course work. The faculty advisor will assess the candidate's portfolio, which must be at the target or satisfactory level. If this mid-point portfolio requirement is not met a candidate will be prohibited from course registration beyond 15 credit hours.
Exit Requirements: Portfolio or Master’s Thesis (EDAP 699)


  1. Minimum of 18 hours in 600-level courses is required.
  2. Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor (maximum of 6 hours) - final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts and approval by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.
  3. A maximum of 6 hours taken in non-degree status can be applied toward a master's degree (upon approval of advisor).
  4. All courses must be completed within 6 years of admission to the program.
  5. To complete the program, students must have minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.  No credit shall be accepted for carrying a grade lower than "C"

Departmental Faculty

Jennifer Bay-Williams

Department Chair, Professor

Peggy Brooks

Instructor, KTIP Coordinator

William S. Bush   

Professor, Director of Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Teacher Development

Janet Calvert

Instructor and Coordinator of Alternative Certification Program

Penny Howell

Assistant Professor

Ann Larson   

Vice Dean and Professor

Maggie McGatha   

Associate Professor, Assistant Dept. Chair

Danna Morrison   

Instructor, Coordinator of Field & Clinical Placements

Susan Peters   

Assistant Professor

Bob Ronau   


Gina Schack   


Caroline Sheffield   

Assistant Professor

Melissa Shirley   

Assistant Professor

Shelley Thomas   

Assistant Professor

Thomas Tretter   

Associate Professor & Director, Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium

Jean Wolph
Instructor & Director, Louisville Writing Project

Contact Information

Secondary Education - MEd. (This program is no longer admitting new students.  It has been replaced by the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership.)

Jenny Bay-Williams
College of Education and Human Development

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