Earn a Master’s, LBD and MSD certification, and Rank I all in one program!

Our combined LBD/MSD Rank I program certifies teachers to work with P-12 LBD and MSD students, increasing their marketability and earning potential. This 60-hour online program has three distinct phases and accepts both initial and advanced candidates.

Phase 1: Candidates complete a Master of Arts in Education degree with a P-12 LBD certification.

  • Requires 39-42 course hours and a Praxis exam
  • Courses are offered online (some field hours are required)
  • Candidates without a prior teaching certificate (initial candidates) may seek certification through two routes: traditional or alternative. Since LBD is a high-need area, some school systems may be willing to hire initial candidates to teach in a Kentucky LBD classroom under a temporary provisional teaching certification if they are enrolled in a certification program (alternative certification route)
  • Candidates who already hold a teaching certificate (advanced candidates) may be able to waive certain courses during Phase 1

Phase 2: Candidates complete coursework, including a final practicum, to earn P-12 MSD certification.

  • Requires 15 course hours and a Praxis exam
  • Courses are offered online (some field hours are required)
  • Candidates who have previously received their LBD certification from Georgetown College or another regionally accredited institution are eligible for admission into the program in Phase 2

Phase 3: Candidates complete electives relating to their content area and/or the autism spectrum.  After completing these electives, candidates receive a recommendation for Rank I.

  • Requires 6 course hours
  • Courses are offered online (some field hours may be required)

Start courses as early as this summer! Contact us today to learn more about the combined LBD/MSD program.


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