Rank 1 Programs for Kentucky Educators – Online

University of the Cumberlands' Rank I program is for licensed Kentucky educators, designed to accommodate those seeking to advance their careers in education and obtain a rank change. 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.

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Student Testimonial

"The Rank 1 program at UC provides a broad array of avenues for enhancing our roles as educators. The program enables students to achieve a higher potential of learning and influential leadership capabilities while preparing us to assume further professional responsibilities."

– Elizabeth Stack, Teacher, Rank 1