Reaching All Students Cognate

The state of Kentucky considers a cognate to be a set of related courses/experiences. In some cases when the state does not offer an endorsement in an area, colleges design a cognate to provide candidates with knowledge/skills in a “focused area.” The  Reaching All Students cognate focuses on a range of diversity issues. The content covered represents professional skills and knowledge that is in demand in schools, and is something all general educators would benefit from and often are not exposed to (i.e., ELL students, universal design for lesson planning and IEP’s, etc.) as undergraduates.

Candidates take a total of four three-hour courses selected from one of each of the following categories:

Group 1 :

  • ECE 508 Introduction to Autism
  • ECE 600 Introduction to Teaching Students with Multiple Disabilities
  • ECE 604 Teaching Students with Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities
  • ECE 606 Transition for Students with Disabilities
  • And either of the following:
    • EDU 604 Collaboration: Meeting the Needs of all Learners
    • EDU 572 Inclusive and Responsive Teaching

Group 2 :

  • EDU 520 Foundations of Gifted Education
  • EDU 522 Differentiating for Gifted Learners in the Regular Classroom

Group  3:

  • EDU 587 Communicating with Immigrants
  • EDU 589 ESL Special Topics

Group  4:

  • EDU 570 Universal Design and Technology
  • EDU 606 Educational Technology for the 21 st Century Learner

This cognate can be taken as a stand-along program or as an imbedded component of either our Teacher Leader Master of Arts or Rank I, School Improvement degree programs. Candidates fill out the online admission application and either select TLMA with Reaching All Students cognate, Rank 1, School Improvement with Reaching All Students cognate, or the cognate  only . If they wish to pursue the cognate  only , they indicate they are a “special student” when selecting a program type.

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Program Director

Dr. Andrea Peach

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