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Master of Arts in School Improvement – Rank I

Do you feel called to work with students and their families in ways that have a significant impact on both their present and future? Do you want to increase your leadership capacity in your in your school? If so, then Campbellsville University’s Rank I/Master of Arts in School Improvement program is the degree for you.

This program will empower you to solve problems within your own classroom and school utilizing research based practices. In addition, as you are earning your degree for rank change, you can earn endorsements to teach in areas such as Gifted and Talented Education, Environmental Education, and English as a Second Language, or you can explore at a deeper level a professional specialty in a specific content area such as interdisciplinary early childhood education, curriculum, reading, or informational technology.


Who Should Apply

  • Individuals interested in developing as leaders in their classrooms and schools
  • Individuals interested in increasing certification to work with specialized populations such as gifted and talented students or English Language Learners
  • Individuals who want to increase expertise and knowledge in a specific area such as interdisciplinary early childhood education, curriculum, reading, or informational technology


This program is also available in a 100% online format. Learn more about Campbellsville University’s online Master of Arts in School Improvement – Rank I.

About the Program

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.

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

  • 15 hours of professional education “core” courses
  • 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.

Admissions to the Program

Admission Requirements

Submit admission application to graduate admissions.

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
MASI - Rank I Curriculum