Western Kentucky University (WKU) is taking applications for its redesigned master’s of advanced teacher education for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The program is designed to help current teachers advance their rank, get additional teaching licensure and improve teaching skills, while teaching from their own classrooms.

WKU offers an educator discount, with graduate courses costing $350 per credit hour for licensed teachers. There are also chances to earn course fee waivers and course credit through existing WKU programs.

Teachers in participating school districts may earn six credit hours of professional education through district partnerships with WKU, including the fall 2021 WKU New Teacher Academy. Teachers eligible to host student teachers can earn a course fee waiver that may be applied toward the cost of the program. Starting in 2021, newly licensed WKU alumni teachers will be enrolled in Classroom Management for First Year Teachers (EDU 502) at no cost, earning an additional three credit hours of professional education.

Teachers who complete an approved master’s degree, National Board Certification or 30 semester hours of continuing education can advance to Kentucky Educator Ranks II and I.

For more information go to the WKU Advanced Teacher Education webpage. To apply, go to the WKU Graduate School webpage.