Rank I Program

College of Education and Applied Human Sciences
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  • Rank I  (non-degree) Programs in Elementary, Middle, Secondary, School Media Librarian, Special Education, School Leadership
    • Options available to add certification in elementary, middle, secondary certification, school leadership, special education
    • Options available to add endorsements to teaching certification in English as a Second Language (ESL), Gifted Education, Literacy (P-12), or Teacher Leader 

What is a Rank I Program?

Rank I programs are 30 hour graduate programs for certified teachers who already hold a master’s degree/Rank II certification. These non-degree programs lead to a pay raise in Kentucky public schools.

Who Would be Interested in This Program?

  • Current Elementary Education Teachers
  • Current Middle Grade Teachers
  • Current Secondary Education Teachers

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed?

  • In schools across the state

How Do I Get More Information?