Graduation and Certification

Degree Application and Graduation Information

Granting the Master of Arts degree and/or certification requires successful completion of all coursework and all required program performance assessments that demonstrate proficiency on the appropriate state and professional standards. Exit requirements vary depending upon the specific program. For initial certification programs, teacher certification is recommended upon successful completion of all program requirements.

Candidates who plan to complete degree requirements by December, May and/or August of a given calendar year should make arrangements for degree completion and graduation by completing the online degree application by the deadline published in the academic calendar. This application will be available on the portal:  https://my.georgetowncollege.edu/ICS/Departments/Graduate_Education/Graduate_Education_Resources/Program_Completion.jnz_Completion.jnz (login is required).

Prior to graduation candidates are required to:

  • Complete the online degree application form
  • Attend an Exit Conference (either virtually or face-to-face)
  • Communicate with an advisor to confirm graduation requirements
  • Complete all necessary paperwork required for graduation and for teaching certificate
  • Complete all coursework, required major assessments, and program exit requirements

Graduation exercises are held in May and December and all candidates for graduate degrees are highly encouraged to participate.


Certification Procedure

Kentucky teacher certifications, initial or renewal, are processed at the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness (OELE), Division of Certification. For information and assistance, please visit the website:  www.epsb.ky.gov, select Division of Certification.

NOTE: All policies are subject to change per the OELE regulations.

Contact Information

Division of Certification

Office of Educator Licensure & Effectiveness

300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, KY  40601

Phone: (502) 564-4606

Email:  KDELicensure@education.ky.gov

Website:  www.epsb.ky.gov

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