Rank 1 Programs for Kentucky Educators

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Ready to amplify your experience and expertise as an educator? University of the Cumberlands’ Rank 1 program offers a path for licensed Kentucky educators to achieve a rank change and pursue career advancement in the education field. Courses are available throughout the year in six 8-week terms, allowing you to complete a rank change in less than a year.

You may complete the online teacher certification program while obtaining additional certification in special education or in a school leadership role: School Principal, Director of Special Education, Supervisor of Instruction, Director of Pupil Personnel or School Superintendent.

A Kentucky teaching certificate is provided for the state of Kentucky through the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). Out-of-state candidates will want to contact their state’s certification office for reciprocity details.

You can earn certification in these areas:

  • Elementary Education (P-5)
  • Middle School Education (5-9)
  • Secondary Education (8-12)
  • Special Education – Learning and Behavior Disorders (P-12)

If you’re looking for an online program to obtain a rank change so you can advance your career, choose University of the Cumberlands. Just fill out the form on this page for more information.

Program Outcomes

Participate in an immersive, expert-led curriculum in a convenient online format.

Broaden your skillset and establish yourself as one of the best in your profession.

Enhance your professional connections as you prepare to become a leader in your field.

Why UC?

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