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Thank you for your interest in our Cohort Master's Programs.

To reserve your seat in a cohort we will need your application and $50 application fee. These items are found in Steps 1-2 and can be completed by clicking the orange button after each step, which will take you directly to the online student portal.

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1

Application for Graduate Admission

Complete and submit the cohort application by clicking the button.

2

$50 Application Fee*

Please click the button to submit your non-refundable $50 application fee. This button will take you directly to your secure online student portal log in page.

Once you have reserved your seat, complete the remaining admission steps. 

3

Financial Aid & Payment Options

Determine how you plan to pay for the program: Financial Aid or Pay-As-You-Go. If using Financial Aid, Complete the FAFSA online. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible. See the How to Pay page for information about Financial Aid or the Deferred Payment Plan.

4

Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts with undergraduate degree posted and official transcript if graduate coursework was completed. Students must have either a 2.75 undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 on the last 30 hours of coursework, or a 3.5 on 15 hours of graduate work.

5

Curriculum Contract

Complete and submit the Curriculum Contract using your online student portal.

 
6

Teaching Certificate

Please submit a copy of your teaching certificate to ifelkamp@graduateprogram.org.

 
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4 C's Writing Prompt

Please answer the writing prompt using critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. You may view the prompt in your student portal at the bottom of your status page. Please submit your completed sample via email to ifelkamp@graduateprogram.org.

Literacy Specialist Master’s with English Concentration ONLY:

a. If you are certified in another area OTHER THAN English, you must meet the passing score on the English Content Praxis Exam (Praxis 5039). Have your official test scores sent to Georgetown College.

b. If you are not a certified teacher, and simply seeking the Literacy Specialist Master’s without a Kentucky Teaching License, you must submit ONE of the following: Passing score on the English Content Praxis Exam (Praxis 5039), OR passing GRE Scores: Verbal – 150 and Writing – 4.0, OR 18 credit hours in English (graduate or undergraduate) with a grade of B or above.

Keep in mind, if you take the test outside of Kentucky, you must also have your test scores sent to the KY Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). Contact the Graduate Information Office if you have questions about the above requirements.

(Initial Certification Programs ONLY):

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Passing Praxis 1 or GRE Scores

You must meet the passing score on either the CASE (Core Academic Skills for Educators) test or GRE. Have your test scores sent to Georgetown College. If you take the test outside of Kentucky, also have your test scores sent to the KY Education Professional Standards Board. Contact the Graduate Information Office if you have questions about taking this exam.

(for School Superintendent Certification ONLY):

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Recommendation

Recommendation from a supervisor or an education agency representative attesting to the applicant’s suitability for school leader.

10

Admissions Portfolio

School Superintendent candidates are required to submit an entrance portfolio meeting all college and state requirements:

1) The ability to improve student achievement

Copies of Test Data – KPREP, MAP, ACT Scores. Local Assessment Data (Formative/Summative). Any data that shows student growth.

2) Knowledge of school laws related to school finance, school operations, and personnel matters

Serving on Site-Based Council (Agenda & Minutes), School Budgets, School Handbook Revisions, Changes in Procedures (Special Education, Transportation, Food Service, Maintenance, etc.). Role in Teacher Evaluation Process.

3) The ability to implement curriculum, instruction, and assessment

Examples of Changes to Curriculum, Revised Curriculum Maps, Portrait of a Graduate Samples, Agendas & Minutes from Curriculum Committees, Any Changes to Schedules or New Course Offerings, etc.

4) A commitment to ongoing professional growth

Evidence of Conference Attendance, Joining Professional Organizations, Completion of Graduate School Classes, Workshops, etc.

5) Effective communication skills

Letters to Parents, Newsletters, Staff Memos, Presenting at a Conference, Speaking to Local Groups and Organizations, Leading (PLC) Faculty Meetings, etc.

6) The ability to build relationships, foster teamwork, and develop networks

Examples of Servant Leadership, Team Building Activities, Creating School/Community Partnerships, Participation in Community Events, Working Cooperatively with Local Law Enforcement, Parent Groups (PTO), After-School Programs, etc.

Please clearly label each section. You may submit it via email to ifelkamp@graduateprogram.org in one document