Education Admission Requirements

Education (M.A.Ed.)

  1. A 2.75 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale;
  2.  Current Kentucky Teaching Certificate;
  3. Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  4. Two letters of recommendation. One must be from a direct supervisor
  5. An interview with faculty
  6. Completed application packet.

School Guidance Counseling

  1. At minimum, a 2.75 grade point average and a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited school
  2. Application
  3. Interview with a faculty member
  4. 4. Resume
  5. Written response to specified topics
  6. Recommendations
  7. Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  8. Authorization for criminal records check
  9. Copy of teaching certificate

Teaching (MAT)

  1. A bachelor’s degree or advanced degree awarded by a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale; or a grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale on the last thirty (30) hours of credit completed, including undergraduate and graduate coursework
  2. Test scores (PPST or GRE)

    PPST Required Scores

    “Pre-Professional Skills Test: Mathematics” (0730) -174; or “Computerized Pre-Professional Skills Test: Mathematics” (5730) – 174;

    “Pre-Professional Skills Test: Reading” (0710) – 176; or “Computerized Pre-Professional Skills Test: Reading” (5710) – 176

    “Pre-Professional Skills Test: Writing” (0720) – 174; or “Computerized Pre-Professional Skills Test: Writing” (5720) – 174

    GRE Required Scores

    Successful completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) administered by the Education Testing Service with the following corresponding scores:

    Quantitative Reasoning taken prior to August 1, 2011 – 490, or Quantitative Reasoning taken after August 1, 2011 – 143

    Verbal Reasoning taken prior to August 1, 2011 – 450; or Verbal Reasoning taken after August 1, 2011 – 150

    Analytical Writing – 4.0.

    Alt. Cert. Program Applicants must also have documented passing scores on Praxis II specialty tests, except LBD, or waiver for one semester for candidates seeking initial certification.

  3. Completed Application
  4. Interview
  5. Resume
  6. Three favorable letters of recommendations
  7. Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  8. Writing Prompt 1: Demonstration that the applicant understands professional dispositions expected of professional educators
  9. Writing Prompt 2 – Education Scenario: Documentation that the applicant demonstrates the following: Critical thinking; Communication; Creativity; and Collaboration;
  10. Evidence that the applicant has reviewed: The Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Certified Personnel established in 16 KAR 1:020
  11. Evidence that the applicant has reviewed: The character and fitness questionnaire contained in Section III of the TC-1 incorporated by reference in 16 KAR 2:010
  12. Authorization of Criminal Records Check 

Leadership (EdD)

  1. Completion of a Spalding University application
  2. Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended institutions of higher education
  3. An in-person interview with the director of the Doctoral Program in Leadership and Leadership Program faculty
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. An on-the-spot critique of a journal article
  6. A double-spaced essay of no more than five pages, but no less than three pages, that provides a personal definition of exemplary behaviors of an executive leader. In addition, the candidate will state the rationale and purpose for pursuing this degree and will describe his or her long-term professional goals using examples of personal leadership in his or her workplace and community.