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  • Teacher Education Department Approved to Offer Rank 1 Program

June 27, 2023

Midway, Ky. - Midway University received notification of its approval by the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) on June 16 as a Rank 1 Program for its Master of Education Teacher Leader. Rank I is the highest rank in Kentucky and may allow for an increase in salary for teachers based on the local district pay scale that considers educational level and experience.

“Midway University has been training educators from the inception of the institution. Our dedication to training quality teachers continues to this day and providing the programs that are for the benefit of the teacher advancement is critical to us. Adding the Rank 1 Program to our Teacher Leader degree makes our Master of Education an even more attractive program to teachers who want to advance their careers,” said Dr. Faye Deters, Chair, Midway University Department of Teacher Education. “Because of this commitment, we offer the state’s most affordable M.Ed. program. We have held our tuition rate at just $250 per credit hour for many years. Earlier this year, OnlineU recognized us for this and ranked our program as the Most Affordable Online Master’s Degree in Education in comparison to other programs around the U.S.”

Midway University offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) Teacher Leader program online allowing working teachers the flexibility of completing on their graduate program on their schedule. The graduate classes are offered in 8-week modules with classes starting five times throughout the year. The M.Ed. program offers tracks that allow teachers to finish in one or two years depending on their schedule. 

Anyone interested in learning more about Midway University’s M.Ed. program is encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at or 800-952-4122.