Skip to Content

Rank 1 Certification Program

University of the Cumberlands' Rank I teaching certification is for licensed Kentucky educators who seek to advance their careers in education and obtain a rank change. This Kentucky teaching certificate requires a variety of graduate courses totaling 30 credit hours. This online teaching certification Rank 1 program may be completed 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. The ability to earn Rank I status while simultaneously obtaining additional certification makes our program an excellent choice for those who wish to excel in the field of education.

This online degree for Rank 1 administration leadership is designed to accommodate working educators. Courses are available throughout the year in six (6) eight-week terms, allowing you to complete a rank change in less than a year.

The education Rank 1 online programs in Kentucky are designed to promote the development of a set of dispositions, pedagogical strategies and technological skills that will enable you to meet the varied needs of diverse learners. The actualization of this vision is achieved through the attainment of conceptual, strategic, evaluative and communicative knowledge.


Length of Study
Our online Rank 1 Kentucky teaching certification programs can be completed in as little as 10 months. However, they are designed to provide convenience and flexibility, allowing you to study at a pace that meets your needs.

Certification Areas
An online Kentucky teaching certificate is provided for the state of Kentucky through the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). Out-of-state candidates need to contact their state’s certification office for reciprocity details.
View a list of states that accept certifications from Kentucky.

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

View the full list of course descriptions.

Learn more about Rank 1 teaching certification concentrations.

"I was attracted to UC because of its location in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains ..."

Read More >
– Suzanne Benninger
PA Program Student

"The learning environment and the facilities at UC PA are the best around and it makes learning so much ..."

Read More >
– Kevin Caddell
PA Program Student

"The [MBA] program allowed me to make great contacts and network with other professionals."

Read More >
– Amanda Farris
Accountant
Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries

"The MBA program has given me an opportunity to further my education while working a full-time job."

Read More >
– Desrick Jones
Assistant Manager
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

"The MBA program fit my busy lifestyle. I was able to attend MBA classes and do the assigned work all ..."

Read More >
– Pam Jones
Controller
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"I enjoyed the quality of the materials and the instructors. The knowledge I gained will help me in my business."

Read More >
– Eric Greer
Founder & President
CIS

"Being part of the new era of technology allows UC to be a great learning institution as well as versatile."

Read More >
– Lesley Tipton
PA Program Student

"UC does an excellent job of bringing students from the virtual world together in a cohesive class unit."

Read More >
– Jennifer Kincaid
Assistant Principal
MAED Program Student

"The MAED program was a very comprehensive and robust experience that definitely added value to ..."

Read More >
– Nathan Smith
Elementary School Teacher

"I enjoyed the convenience and flexibility of the schedule especially with four children. The small ..."

Read More >
– Mark Steely
Coordinator of Radiology and Radiation Safety Officer
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"I believe that UC is making great strides toward becoming one of the best online programs."

Read More >
– Benjamin Clayton
MACS Program

"The Rank 1 program at UC provides a broad array of avenues for enhancing our roles as educators."

Read More >
– Elizabeth Stack
Teacher

"UC provided me with the tools and professional network of individuals to lead our school district in South Carolina."

Read More >
– David O’Shields
Superintendent
Laurens County School District

"Enrolling in the University of the Cumberlands’ MBA program was a rewarding and valuable investment ..."

Read More >
– Brooklyn Hooker
Accountant
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

"The online program at UC has allowed me to further my education while maintaining my personal commitments."

Read More >
– Carl Roberts
Teacher
MAT Program

"UC has multiple attributes that I find attractive. Its affordability, high moral standards and sense of ..."

Read More >
– April Templeton
MBA graduate

Clicking the “Send Request” button below constitutes your express written consent to be called and/or texted by University of the Cumberlands at the number(s) you provided, regarding furthering your education. You understand that these calls may be generated using an automated technology.