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Rank 1 Graduate Programs and Additional Certifications

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Rank 1 Certification is available to students who have completed a master’s degree program (Rank II) and are seeking a Rank 1 Certification. Rank 1 Certification includes 30 hours of graduate coursework across a variety of pathways.

 

For more information, click HERE to fill out a Rank 1 Certification form.

Upon completion, a Rank 1 coordinator or Administrative Professional will contact you directly. 

Do you require financial aid to complete your Rank 1 Certification?

Yes?

To complete a Rank 1 Certification that is covered by financial aid, you will need to complete your Rank 1 Certification through our MAED, Ed.D, or Ed.S program. Please choose from the options below that align with the MAED program you are interested in.

 

No

If you do not require financial aid to complete your Rank 1 Certification, there are a few different pathway options you can take. You can complete Endorsement Programs or Additional Certifications that total 30 graduate course hours. You can also complete 1 of 2 Non-Degree Seeking Rank 1 Programs to complete a Rank 1 Certification. Choose from the options below to learn more.

 

Rank 1 Graduate Programs in Education (MAED)

100% Online Program

To achieve a Rank 1 Certification, that is covered by financial aid, a student must complete a second master’s degree (30 Hours) in EKU’s MAED program. Review the program options listed below.

For additional information, contact us HERE.

Rank 1 Graduate Programs for School Leaders

100% Online Program

Ed.D Program Contact: Dr. Todd McCardle

MAED in School Leadership and Ed.S Program Contact: Dr. Ann Burns

Rank 1 Programs in Education (Non-Degree Seeking)

100% Online 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. 

If you are not currently certified in Special Education, but wish to achieve Rank 1, click HERE to view the requirements.

For more information about Rank I programs, contact us HERE.

Note: Our Rank 1 Non-Degree Seeking program is not covered by financial aid and does not award a Master’s Degree at the completion of the program. If you are seeking a Rank 1 Certification that is covered by financial aid or awards a second Master’s Degree, apply to the MAED program listed above.

 

Endorsement Programs

Check out EKU Endorsement Programs below!

EKU Endorsement Program

Additional Non-Degree Certifications
Ralph Turner

Ralph Turner

Rank 1 Coordinator

Contact: ralph.turner@eku.edu

Office: New Science Building 3114

Rank 1 FAQ's

Q: "I am attempting to register for courses, but how do I do this/I am unable to do this".

Q: “I am attempting to register for courses, but how do I do this/I am unable to do this”.

A: There a few reasons you may be unable to register for courses. To achieve a Rank 1 Certification, you must be admitted to EKU’s Graduate School, you can apply HERE. If you are registering for a term that is DIFFERENT than the term you were admitted, you will need to contact EKU Graduate School and request admission deferment for the term you are attempting to register for.

If you have been admitted to EKU’s Graduate School, but are unsure how to register, follow these steps:

1. Login to MyEKU by clicking OneLogin at eku.edu, if you do not know your EKU email/password, contact EKU IT (859) 622-3000.

2. Under the “Registration” tile, click “Register”.

3. When registering, the “Subject” code refers to the THREE LETTER PREFIX of the course you are registering, for example: for COU 802, COU refers to the subject and 802 refers to the “Course Number”.

4. To add the course, click “Add.”

5. Once you have added all the courses, click “Submit”.

Please note: If you encounter any issues with registering, you may require an override. An override request can be submitted through your MyEKU page, under the “Registration” tab, by clicking “Override Request Form”.

 

Q: "I am a current proficiencies student, and I want to complete my Rank 1 Certification, can I do this?"

Completing your proficiencies and achieving your Rank 1 are separate processes/programs. Some courses taken during your proficiencies may count towards your Rank 1 Certification, if you already hold a Master’s Degree (Rank 2), and the courses are considered Graduate Level Courses. You will need coordinator approval for any credits you are attempting to apply to your Rank 1 Certification. For a quick reply, fill out the form and an administrative assistant will contact you directly.

You can contact the Professional Education Services office for more information regarding proficiencies.

Q: " I dont know what courses I need to take to complete my Rank 1 Certification"

To complete your Rank 1 Certification, you must first hold a Master’s Degree (Rank 2), and apply/be admitted to the EKU Graduate School, you can apply HERE. 

To choose a route for completing your Rank 1 Certification, you can receive assistance by filling out this form. Once you submit, an administrative professional will be in contact with you directly. 

Q: "I already have graduate hours post Master's Degree, how many hours do I need to complete my Rank 1?"

To achieve a Rank 1 Certification, you must have completed 30 hours in graduate coursework POST Master’s Degree (Rank 2). There are a variety of ways to achieve this depending on your area of interest, and current graduate coursework that you have completed. To see a list of courses, programs, and offering to achieve your Rank 1 and receive additional assistance, fill out this form

Q: "I haven't heard anything regarding my application, how do I check on this?"

To check the status of your Graduate School Application, contact EKU Graduate School

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership

 

521 Lancaster Ave
427 Combs Bldg
Richmond, KY - 40475
Phone: 859-622-2154

 

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