DOSE Certification

Rank I/Director of Special Education

Campbellsville University is now offering a Director of Special Education program available to educators interested in continuing their professional education and obtaining a rank change.  Courses are offered in an online format.

To achieve Rank I with DOSE certification, student must complete 33 hours as follows:

(a) 15 hours of professional education "core" courses

(b) 18 hours from the professional specialty option courses in the Rank I program.


The DOSE Certification program may be taken independently of Rank I.

For further information, please contact Norma Wheat, Chair, Special Education Programs at  or 270.789.5169.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit admission application to graduate admissions.  To apply online, click here

    The following must be submitted to the office of graduate admissions:

  • Copy of valid teacher's certificate indicating Master's Degree
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Required GPA:  2.75)

    The following documents must be submitted to:
    Campbellsville University
    School of Education
    1 University Drive, UPO 791
    Campbellsville, KY  42718

  • Copy of Current Professional Growth Plan
  • Disposition Recommendation  1516
  • Code of Ethics Character and Fitness  1516
  • Diversity Survey  1516
  • Documentation to verify three (3)  years experience as a teacher of special education, or
  • Documentation to verify one (1) year as a teacher of special education and two (2) years as school psychologist, or
  • Documentation to verify three (3) years as master's level speech language pathologist
  • 1 letter of recommendation from building administrator or district level administrator
    **The documentation of experience may be contained within the letter of recommendation or it may also be submitted as a separate document.