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Master of Education (Teaching and Learning) online degree at the University of Louisville Online

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Admission Requirements

Candidates to the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership online program must first submit the Online Graduate Application for Admission through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.

Applicants must also submit the following:

  • Completed Online Graduate Application for Admission
  • Application fee of $65 (non-refundable)
  • Valid Kentucky Teaching Certificate or statement of eligibility for candidates outside Kentucky.
    • If you are certified in Kentucky, please indicate that on your application. You are not required to submit this documentation as we have access through the Education Professional Standards Board.
    • If you are certified in other state, please read the Out of State disclaimer below.
  • Two letters of recommendation – Please list the email addresses for two recommenders in the online application. Recommenders will receive instructions and forms that they will complete online.
  • Signed code of ethics/technology statement – use Professional Code of Ethics and CEHD Technology Agreement form [PDF]. Please upload this document to your online application.
  • Current Resume
  • Professional Writing Requirements. Please complete the following and upload with your application. Each essay should be double-spaced (Times New Roman 12 point font) and no more than three pages
    • Essay #1
      • In what ways has your cultural heritage and background influenced the way you teach, and impacted your interactions with others who come from a different cultural background? Describe an example of an injustice or inequity that you witnessed, experienced, or became aware of during teaching - and your response at that time. Then, explain how you would respond if it occurred again. Finally, explain how you support respect for diversity in your classroom, and how you demonstrate a commitment to social justice and equity when teaching.
    • Essay #2
      • Please review the Professional Dispositions Rubric [PDF] and consider how you would evaluate your areas of strength as well as those for potential growth in each of the categories. In your essay, please identify three categories that you would rate yourself as "target" or "exemplary" and explain why. Then, identify one area for professional growth, and explain how you envision this program supporting your growth in this area.
  • GRE scores – not required for those with a 2.75 minimum undergraduate GPA
    • If your cumulative GPA is below 2.75, please email regarding GRE minimum scores requirements.
  • Official transcripts for any undergraduate work (minimum GPA of 2.75 preferred) and any graduate work (minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred)

    Please have transcripts sent to:
    School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
    University of Louisville
    Louisville, KY 40292

    For electronic transcripts, please have them sent to:

Note: Meeting GRE score and/or GPA minimums does not guarantee admission to the program.

Out of State Students – Out-of-state prospects who have teacher certification should be advised that we cannot guarantee the program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. As part of the admission process, we will require a written statement confirming their interest in the program for personal development and they understand the program is designed to meet Kentucky certification requirements only. For more information, please contact our academic advisor at

International Students – Applicants who have attended a college or university outside of the United States are also required to submit an evaluation of their transcript through either WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators). Please note that transcript evaluations can sometimes take several weeks.

  • TOEFL – required of all foreign students from countries in which English is not the native language.
    • Students who hold a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. are exempt from this requirement.

Enrollment Requirements – Upon admission to the program, students will be assigned a faculty advisor and will work collaboratively with that advisor to complete any additional requirements needed before enrolling.

For questions about application and enrollment to the online Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program, please email or call 800.871.8635.

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Master of Education (Teaching and Learning) online degree at the University of Louisville Online, Application Form: Which Program to Select

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