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: 

    All necessary forms and documents can be found by clicking here.

  • Copy of valid teacher's certificate indicating Master's Degree
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Required GPA:  2.75) 
  • Copy of current Professional Growth Plan
  • Disposition Recommendation
  • Code of Ethics/Character and Fitness
  • Diversity Survey
  • Documentation to verity 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 a a school psychologist, OR
  • Documentation to verify three (3) years as a master's level speech/language pathologist
  • One (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.