Certificates & Ranks

Graduate Certificate in Distance Education

Students may elect to obtain a University of Kentucky Graduate Certificate in Distance Education while concurrently enrolled in an Instructional Systems Design Degree program, or complete only the requirements needed to earn the Certificate.

The Certificate Program is offered through the collaborative efforts of the Instructional Systems Design Program within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, and Distance Learning Programs.

Begin Your Certificate: Contact Dr. Mazur, the Certificate Director for more information or to enroll in the Certificate Program.

Graduate Certificate in Next Generation Teaching & Learning

The Next Generation Teaching and Learning Certificate prepares educators, educational leaders, and other school personnel to demonstrate Next Generation pedagogy and assessment.

Begin Your Certificate: Contact Dr. Mazur, the Certificate Director for more information or to enroll in the Certificate Program.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Next Generation Teaching & Learning.


How to Apply for Graduate Certificates

  • All students wishing to pursue a graduate certificate must submit an application through Apply_Yourself, in addition to any program-specific application required by the department or program.
  • There is no application fee for currently enrolled graduate students. Students applying exclusively for a certificate will be charged the standard $65 fee.
  • Credit hours accrued toward a graduate certificate can also be applied toward a master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree.

Begin Your Certificate: Contact Dr. Mazur, the Certificate Director for more information or to enroll in the Certificate Program.


Rank Changes

Public school certified personnel can earn rank changes by completing the M.S. in Instructional Systems Design (Rank II), and by completing 30 hours beyond the master’s (Rank I).  They can also add a computer science endorsement through the M.S. in Education, the Rank I, or a 12 credit hour sequence of Instructional Systems Design courses.