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Rank I Certification Admission Requirements

Please submit a graduate application BEFORE you submit any additional admissions requirements.

The following items are necessary for admission to the Rank I Certification program:

  • Completed Graduate Application and payment of the $30 associated fee
  • Completed Bachelor's & Master's Degree
    • Administrative programs include a Master's as an entrance requirement
    • Administrative programs (except Principal) require a Rank II
  • Official transcripts must be received from all previously attended colleges/universities. Transcripts sent in from students cannot be accepted even if they are in a sealed envelope. Official transcripts can be accepted two ways:

Mailed to:
Graduate & Online Admissions
649 S. 10th Street Suite C
Williamsburg, KY 40769

(ie: National Clearinghouse, eScript, Parchment)

Official transcripts must show a cumulative degree GPA of a 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale).

  • A valid Teaching License with current Kentucky Rank II status is required
  • Documentation of three (3) years of teaching experience (Administrative programs only) Verification of Employment
  • Submit (3) three Letters of Recommendation
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are:
    • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT): 550
    • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT): 79
    • IELTS: 6

For additional admissions information, please contact:

University of the Cumberlands
Graduate & Online Admissions

649 S. 10th Street Suite C
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Phone 606.539.4390
Toll Free 800.343.1609