Option 6 Program

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Option 6 Accerated Teaching License Program

Earn your provisional teaching license

while completing your coursework!

This pathway is ideal for

educators pursuing leadership roles.

Balancing work and education is

easy with our online platform.

Become a Leader in Education with University of the Cumberlands

Unlock your potential with Option 6, Kentucky’s university-based alternative certification route.  Online candidates who are fully admitted into one of the programs below are eligible for hire via Option 6:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)
  • Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

Upon receiving an offer for hire in a qualifying position, Option 6 candidates may earn a temporary/provisional license for employment as a teacher while concurrently completing coursework. Students must have passing scores on all state-required exams before a recommendation can be made for professional licensure.

Join the ranks of successful Kentucky educators who have chosen University of the Cumberlands to achieve their career goals.

Your future in education starts here.

Program Outcomes

Earn your teaching license while working

The Option 6 program allows you to transition into a teaching career quickly by obtaining a provisional license and gaining valuable classroom experience simultaneously.

Become a highly qualified teacher

The program combines coursework with practical experience, ensuring you develop the pedagogical knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful educator in today’s classrooms.

Fulfill your passion for education while maintaining job security

Option 6 provides a path to a fulfilling teaching career without interrupting your current employment. This allows you to pursue your passion for education while maintaining financial stability.

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