Western Kentucky University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
MAE in Elementary Education MAE in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
MAE in Middle Grades Education MAE in Special Education
MAE in Secondary Education MAE in Literacy
MAE in Adult Education MS in Library Media Education
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Students enrolled in online programs at WKU can expect a high level of dedication and assistance from faculty and staff at the university. There are many resources available, including a Virtual Student Resource Center, an online writing center, career services, an online orientation, library services and an online community for distance learners. WKU also provides proctored exams for in and out-of-town students, when such exams are required.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited Yes
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist Yes
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 8
Concentrations offered
Curriculum and Instruction Special Education and Teaching
Educational/Instructional Media Design Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track Yes

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 65


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree N/A
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training N/A
Tech staff supporting faculty N/A

Class Size

Average class size N/A
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students Forbidden
Students enroll as online students No
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate N/A
Required time to earn degree N/A

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