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Online Rank I 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 online requires a variety of graduate courses totaling 30 credit hours. This online teaching certification for Kentucky program may be completed while obtaining additional certification in special education or in a school leadership role which 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. Additional Kentucky teaching certificate options that may be obtained alongside the Rank 1 Certification Program are: School Principal, Director of Special Education, Supervisor of Instruction and Director of Pupil Personnel. A School Superintendent certificate can also be acquired as an additional certification. The ability to earn Rank I status while simultaneously obtaining additional certifications available throughout the year, in six (6) eight-week terms, allows you to complete a rank change in less than a year.

The education Rank 1 teaching certification online programs 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 teaching certification for Kentucky online 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.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

Earn your Rank I Teaching Certification Online today. Call 855.791.7201 or simply fill out the form on this page to learn more about UC's online graduate degree programs in education.

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