Disclosures by State

Last Updated: October 13, 2016

The University of Louisville evaluates authorizations in states where it is not currently authorized. Please note if UofL is not authorized in a particular state, you are taking the following risks:

  • you may be unable to sit for local licensing in that state
  • you may be ineligible for consumer protection in that state
  • you may not be able to complete field placements (practicum, internship, etc.) in that state. This could impact licensure or recognition of the degree to meet particular requirements in that state.

Therefore, if you decide to enroll in any of the University of Louisville’s programs, please be aware that you are taking a risk that you may not be able to complete that program or use any of the credit earned in that program should you decide to pursue licensing in that field in that state. Please note that the risks listed above are not exhaustive. Please verify with your state’s professional licensing board that your plans are not impacted by these risks.

Student Complaint Procedure

Students seeking to resolve a complaint regarding their online program should visit our Student Complaint Procedure page.

General Disclosure Regarding Licensure-Track Programs

Students are encouraged to inquire with their state licensing agencies to ensure that they can obtain a license in their home state. Information about various licensures for all states can be located through http://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html (for students in education programs), http://www.swes.net/boards.html (for students in the social work program), and https://www.ncsbn.org/contact-bon.htm (for students in the nursing program).

Important Note for Prospective Students: If you are considering an academic program that leads to a professional license in your state, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside your state. It is the student's responsibility to contact the appropriate licensing board in their home state to confirm whether a University of Louisville program will meet the requirements for licensure in that state.

Important note for students interested in pursuing professional educator programs: Educator licensure and certification are regulated individually by State Departments of Education and no two are exactly alike. Students who seek admission to a University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development online program for endorsement or post-initial educator certification in their home state should contact their home state’s Department of Education for applicable requirements rules and regulations. Students are responsible for determining whether the College of Education and Human Development online program will meet their home states’ requirements for certification, licensure, or otherwise advancing a student’s teaching or administrator credentials.




Alabama

“State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter the practice. www.abn.alabama.gov

State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate. Applicants for an Alabama certificate based on reciprocity must meet Alabama’s test requirements and submit a valid, renewable professional educator certificate/license issued by another state at the degree level, grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which an Alabama certificate is sought and for which Alabama issues a certificate. Applicants for Alabama certification in an area of administration must also document at least three years of full-time employment as an administrator in a P-12 school system(s). www.alsde.edu

Alaska

The University of Louisville’s online programs are exempt from authorization in Alaska under AS 14.48 because the program is online or distance delivered and does not have a physical presence in the state. 20 AAC 17.900(a)(12) defines physical presence as presence of a facility, faculty, or staff within the state; in this statute, “faculty” and “staff” do not include site supervisors or mentors for local internships or practica, or adjunct personnel.

Georgia

The University of Louisville’s complaint process can be found here: http://louisville.edu/online/current/student-complaint-procedure. Georgia students may also follow the Complaint Process posted on the State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission’s website: http://gnpec.org/consumer-resources/.

Indiana

This institution is authorized by :
The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 W. Ohio St., Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984

Louisiana

University of Louisville is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Maryland

Practicum availability is limited in Maryland for the following programs:

  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Master of Science in Social Work
  • Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration
  • Master of Education in Special Education
  • Classroom Reading Endorsement (P-12)

If admitted, please discuss your placement options with your program. The programs will work to place a student at a time that fits the student’s schedule to the best of their ability.

Ohio

Authorization in Ohio is limited to the on-ground experience of the programs. Authorization does not guarantee that the on-ground experience will meet other state licensing board requirements for professional certification and licensure. Please contact your state local licensing board to inquire about requirements for licensure and certification.

Texas

The University of Louisville is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code. The University of Louisville’s programs are approved by the Council on Postsecondary Education, a Kentucky state agency located in Frankfort, Kentucky. Students can file complaints with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and with their home state agency.

The University of Louisville’s complaint process can be found here: http://louisville.edu/online/current/student-complaint-procedure (click on the link to the Student Advocate’s webpage and contact the person listed). In order to access the student complaint procedure webpage from the University of Louisville’s home page, please follow the following: UofL Home Page->Choose a Campus->Online & Distance Education]->About Us->Accreditation Info->Student Complaint Procedure.

Texas students may also visit the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Student Complaints webpage, which includes forms and a description of the complaint procedure: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=051F93F5‐03D4‐9CCE‐40FA9F46F2CD3C9D.

The University of Louisville also provides a directory of state contacts for resolution of complaints, which can be found here: http://louisville.edu/online/-/files/State_Authorization_State_List.pdf [PDF].

Texas students may view the rules governing student complaints, Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110-1.120, at the following web address: https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac%24ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=4&ti;=19&pt;=1&ch;=1

Washington

University of Louisville is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes University of Louisville to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

For the Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration:

This program is not intended to lead to educator certification. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

For the Master of Education in Special Education With Concentrations In: Moderate & Severe Disabilities and Learning & Behavioral Disorders:

Eligibility for initial educator certification in Washington is based on completion of a state approved educator preparation program. This program is approved in Kentucky. Even though you may be residing in Washington while in this program, your application for educator certification in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application. Go to http://pathway.pesb.wa.gov/outofstate for more information. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

For the Classroom Reading Endorsement (P-12):

This program is not intended to lead to educator certification. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

As part of the curriculum requirements, students will be asked to complete a practicum/internship – and will be asked to secure a site on your own with support from the faculty advisor, for the following programs:

  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Master of Science in Social Work
  • Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration
  • Master of Education in Special Education
  • Classroom Reading Endorsement (P-12)

If admitted, please discuss your placement options with your program. The programs will work to place a student at a time that fits the student’s schedule to the best of their ability.



Out-of-State Disclosures

Master of Education in Special Education

The teacher certification programs at the University of Louisville are designed for Kentucky teachers only.

Out of State Students

Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers should be advised that we cannot guarantee these programs will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. As part of the admission process, we will require a written statement confirming their interest in the program for personal development and they understand the program is designed to meet Kentucky certification requirements only.

For more information, please contact Betty Hampton, Director of Graduate Student Services, at 502-852-0411 or betty.hampton@louisville.edu..

The above disclosure also applies to the Master of Education in Special Education program's concentration in Moderate and Severe Disabilities.

Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

The teacher certification programs at the University of Louisville are designed for Kentucky teachers only.

Out of State Students

Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers should be advised that we cannot guarantee these programs will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. As part of the admission process, we will require a written statement confirming their interest in the program for personal development and they understand the program is designed to meet Kentucky certification requirements only.

For more information, please contact Betty Hampton, Director of Graduate Student Services, at 502-852-0411 or betty.hampton@louisville.edu..

The above disclosure also applies to the Master of Education in Special Education program's concentration in Moderate and Severe Disabilities.

Classroom Reading Endorsement (P-12)

The teacher certification programs at the University of Louisville are designed for Kentucky teachers only.

Out of State Students

Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers should be advised that we cannot guarantee these programs will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. As part of the admission process, we will require a written statement confirming their interest in the program for personal development and they understand the program is designed to meet Kentucky certification requirements only.

For more information, please contact Betty Hampton, Director of Graduate Student Services, at 502-852-0411 or betty.hampton@louisville.edu..

The above disclosure also applies to the Master of Education in Special Education program's concentration in Moderate and Severe Disabilities.

Instructional Technology Endorsement (P-12)

The teacher certification programs at the University of Louisville are designed for Kentucky teachers only.

Out of State Students

Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers should be advised that we cannot guarantee these programs will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. As part of the admission process, we will require a written statement confirming their interest in the program for personal development and they understand the program is designed to meet Kentucky certification requirements only.

For more information, please contact Betty Hampton, Director of Graduate Student Services, at 502-852-0411 or betty.hampton@louisville.edu..

The above disclosure also applies to the Master of Education in Special Education program's concentration in Moderate and Severe Disabilities.

English as a Second Language

The teacher certification programs at the University of Louisville are designed for Kentucky teachers only.

Out of State Students

Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers should be advised that we cannot guarantee these programs will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. As part of the admission process, we will require a written statement confirming their interest in the program for personal development and they understand the program is designed to meet Kentucky certification requirements only.

For more information, please contact Betty Hampton, Director of Graduate Student Services, at 502-852-0411 or betty.hampton@louisville.edu..

The above disclosure also applies to the Master of Education in Special Education program's concentration in Moderate and Severe Disabilities.



Last Updated: October 13, 2016

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