Rank I

Rank I Program / Master of Arts in School Improvement (MASI)

Campbellsville University offers a Rank I / MASI program for educators interested in continuing their professional education and obtaining a rank change.  Courses are offered in an online format.

Apply to online program  

Students must complete at total of 30 hours in the Rank I program:

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

(b) 15 hours selected from a variety of options including, but not limited to: ESL Endorsement, Gifted Endorsement, Environmental Education, or a professional specialty area such as Counseling, Biology, Music, Special Education, etc.


The Director of Special Education (DOSE) certification program is also a professional specialty option in the Rank I program.  It requires 18 hours (in addition to the 15 hours in the professional education "core").

The ESL, Gifted Endorsement, Environmental Education programs and the DOSE Certification program may be taken independently of Rank I.

For further information, please contact Dr. Lisa Allen, Graduate Program Chair at lsallen@campbellsville.edu or 270.789.5506 (w) 502.507.1523 (cell)

All necessary forms/documents can be found by clicking here


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
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Required GPA:  2.75)

    The following must be submitted to the School of Education:

  • Professional Growth Plan 
  • Disposition Recommendation 
  • Code of Ethics Character and Fitness 
  • Diversity Survey 

Additional requirements for Director of Special Education:

  • 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

Culminating Project Documents

  • Culminating Project Requirements
  • Culminating Project Handout 
  • Culminating Project Proposal Form  
  • Culminating Project Scoring Guide
  • Culminating Project Scoring Guide (Standards)