Educational Administration (Rank 1)
Unit: College of Education and Human Development (GE)
Academic Plan Code(s): EDADRK1
Rank 1 programs are not degree programs.
Rank I programs are planned, graduate-level programs designed for Kentucky teachers seeking rank change for salary purposes. They are recognized only in the state of Kentucky. By state regulation, Rank I status is 60 credit hours of approved graduate credit including a master's degree.
Teachers who complete a Rank I program may obtain a rank change for salary purposes in Kentucky. Through a Rank I program, teachers may increase their depth of knowledge in their teaching areas or in additional areas of certification, as appropriate.
Graduates of the University of Louisville EdS in Educational Administration, are eligible to pursue this Rank 1 program.
Candidates who have completed a specialist’s degree in Educational Administration from other institutions must provide documentation, before applying for admission, that they have completed the requirements leading to the provisional and standard certificates in Kentucky.
Students may apply to the program by first going to the Graduate School website. Admission requirements include the following credentials:
- Official transcripts with a GPA of 2.75 in the bachelor's degree and a GPA of 3.0 in the master's degree
- For international students, TOEFL (students holding a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. are exempt from this requirement.)
Applicants who have attended a college or university outside of the United States are also required to submit an evaluation of their transcript through either WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators). Please note that transcript evaluations can sometimes take several weeks.
Please have transcripts sent to the Graduate School.
If transcripts are sent electronically, please have them sent to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact the Graduate Student Services for more information at (502) 852-2628.
Rank I Program in Educational Administration
|Inquiry (Select one of the following)||3|
|Research Concepts and Design|
|Qualitative Field Research Methods|
Advocacy (Professional Leader)
|Leadership: (Select one of the following)||3|
|FUNDAMENTALS OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP|
|Administration and Supervision in Special Education|
|District Leadership: The Contemporary Superintendent|
|Advanced Organizational Theory|
|Diversity: (Select on of the following)||3|
|Collaboration and Communication for Effective Leadership|
|Creating Equitable & Reliable Learning Environments|
|Instructional Planning for Student Learning and Achievement|
|Social and Emotional Development in a Diverse Environment|
|Area of Emphasis (in consultation with advisor)||12-18|
|Electives (in consultation with advisor)||0-6|
|Action (select one of the following)||3|
|Systems for Change: Continuous School Improvement-A Clinical Practicum|
|Reflective Practice for School Leaders|
|Minimum Total Hours||24-36|
Mid-Point Requirement: Candidates are required to submit a mid-point performance assessment to their faculty advisor at the completion of 15 credit hours of coursework and designed collaboratively with the faculty advisor. The faculty advisor will assess the candidate's performance.