The Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education prepares caring, effective educators in the Catholic
liberal arts tradition of Bellarmine University to teach and lead in diverse settings. The Rank I Non-
Degree Post Masters programs offer a best practice, research-based curriculum with a foundation in
the liberal arts. Candidates demonstrate proficient to distinguished performance through the following
criteria: individual course assessments, field and clinical evaluations, disposition assessments,
anchor assessments, and standardized exams.
“Educator as Reflective Learner”
As our theme “Educator as Reflective Learner” suggests, our candidates are integrally involved in on
going reflective practice as master educators in their classrooms, schools and communities. Reflective
teachers use the world of practice, knowledge of pedagogy, knowledge of the learner, and knowledge
of content personally to evaluate their effectiveness. This continuous process provides master teachers
with a basis for self-evaluation that results in leadership development for school improvement.
Advanced teacher candidates will participate in ongoing evaluation through the use of an individualized
Professional Growth Plan, Anchor Assessments within identified courses, Disposition Assessments
at specified transition points, and a final culminating project within the candidate’s emphasis or endorsement
area. Each candidate will work closely with his/her faculty advisor to regularly review
progress toward program completion.
All Bellarmine University Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education teacher education programs
at the advanced level recognized by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board are fully
accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010
Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036.
Tuition and Fees
The tuition cost for Rank I programs will be $360 per credit hour
plus $45 per course fees. The chosen endorsement may be completed
in five or six semesters attending two evenings per week OR one
evening and Saturday sessions.
Enrollment in the Rank I program identifies the student as non-degree
seeking and, as such, the student is ineligible for traditional forms of
federally supported student aid. Students are encouraged to work
with the Bellarmine University Bursar’s Office in establishing a payment
plan. Students enrolled in the Learning and Behavior Disorder’s
certification may be eligible for support under the WHAS Crusade
for Children Grant (contact the School of Education for more details
at 502.272.8076). Private sources of funding may also be available.
Office of Graduate Admission
502.272.7200 or 1.800.274.4723 x7200
Associate Dean of Graduate Admission
502.272.8481 or email@example.com
Upcoming Information Session
Graduate & Second Degree Programs Information Session
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Bellarmine University, Amelia Brown Frazier Convocation Hall
will be available on all graduate and second degree programs: Doctor
of Nursing Practice, Ph.D. in
Education & Social Change, PhD in Higher Education, Doctor of Education (K-12), Doctor
of Physical Therapy, Master
of Business Administration (Weeknight, Weekend and Executive), Master
of Arts in Communication, Master of Science in Analytics, Master
of Arts in Education, Master
of Arts in Teaching, Educational
Specialist in Instructional Leadership & School Administration, Rank I
of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner, Education &
of Health Science, Master
of Science in Taxation, Accelerated
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science and Master of Science in Digital Media as well as the Accounting
contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 502.272.7200 or email now firstname.lastname@example.org.
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