Disclosures and Student Complaints

Last Updated: July 9, 2019

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The information below describes what prospective and current students need to know if interested in pursuing professional licensure. The University of Louisville Office of Online Learning strongly recommends that, if you are interested in licensure in your intended field of study, follow the steps below before enrolling in an online program at the University of Louisville:

  1. Determine if your program is available in your state or territory by reviewing the State Authorization Regulations page: http://louisville.edu/online/About-Us/state-authorization-regulations
  2. Carefully review the “General Notification for All Students” section. This is applicable to all students regardless of your location or program.
  3. Select your program of interest from the list below the “Specific Program Information” header.
  4. Carefully review the educational prerequisites for your program and intended state of licensure and whether our program meets those requirements for licensure. Use the contact information provided for your state licensing board to clarify or confirm any requirements.
  5. If questions remain after reviewing the information provided below, contact online@louisville.edu and we’ll do our best to connect you with the information you need.
  6. Understand and consider the implications of the below information prior to enrolling in a program intended to lead to professional licensure.
  7. If your plans change (as to location, program, etc.), follow this process again to review the information on your new program or state.

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General Notification for All Students:

The University of Louisville strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to ascertain all of the requirements for licensure, not just those relating to the program completed at UofL. Such requirements may include, but are not limited to, post-graduation examinations or experience, background checks, fingerprinting requirements, etc. To inquire as to other requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency in the disclosures below.

Please note that licensure requirements are always subject to change. Although the University of Louisville will confirm the licensure requirements on a routine basis, we strongly recommend that you inquire with the state board to confirm that you understand and will meet the requirements for licensure before enrolling in your program of choice.

Additionally, you should note that licensing requirements vary by state and relocating in the course of a program could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. You should inquire with the licensing board of the state where you desire licensure before relocating to ensure that you will eligible for licensure or reciprocity.


Online Bachelor's Degrees

Online Competency-Based Degree

  • Click to Show/HideHealthcare Leadership (track within Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning)
    • This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements.
     

Online Master's Degrees

  • Click to Show/HideMaster of Science in Biostatistics
    • This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements.
     
  • Click to Show/HideMaster of Business Administration
    • This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements.
     
  • Click to Show/HideMaster of Science in Civil Engineering
    • In order to qualify for examination and licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE), states require a bachelor’s degree, a minimum number of years of professional work experience, and passage of the examination requirements, amongst other personal requirements (including, but not limited to, background checks).

      The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) is intended exclusively for professionals with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Therefore, students admitted to the MSCE program will have met the educational requirements for examination and licensure by virtue of obtaining a bachelor’s degree. Completion of the master’s degree may allow students to offset some of the years of professional experience required for examination or licensure.

      If interested in such licensure, the University of Louisville strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the educational and other requirements for licensure before enrolling in the program. Other requirements may include, but are not limited to, additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. To inquire as to all such requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency at the following site: http://ncees.org/licensing-boards/
     
  • Click to Show/HideMaster of Science in Computer Science
    • This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements.
     
  • Click to Show/HideMaster of Science in Criminal Justice
    • This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements.
     
  • Click to Show/HideMaster of Engineering in Engineering Management
    • This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements.
     
  • Click to Show/HideMaster of Science in Health Data Analytics
    • This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements.
     
  • Click to Show/HideMaster of Arts in Higher Education Administration
    • The Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration program provides a foundation of knowledge to prepare students to work in staff or administration roles at colleges or universities. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a teacher or teacher administrator.

      If interested in such licensure, the University of Louisville strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the educational and other requirements for licensure before enrolling in the program. Other requirements may include, but are not limited to, additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. To inquire as to all such requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency at the following site: http://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html
     
  • Click to Show/HideMaster of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development
    • The Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development (HROD) program is officially recognized as fully aligned with SHRM guidelines and standards. SHRM alignment ensures that the HROD program prepares its students within SHRM’s recommended guidelines for Human Resource education at the graduate level.

      Graduating HROD students who qualify are eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP exam. To qualify, students must be in their final semester of coursework from a SHRM aligned program (MSHROD), be in good standing for graduation, and have a minimum of 500-direct hours of hands on, real world HR experience. If interested in such certification, the University of Louisville strongly recommends that you review the qualification requirements before enrolling in the program. For such information, please visit: https://www.shrm.org/certification
     
  • Click to Show/HideMaster of Science in Social Work
     
  • Click to Show/HideMaster of Education in Special Education
    • The Master of Education in Special Education program at the University of Louisville is designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state at this time. The University of Louisville is currently working to confirm the state-specific prerequisites for licensure in all states and U.S. jurisdictions.

      • The M.Ed. in Special Education with a concentration in Moderate & Severe Disabilities (MSD) is designed for licensed teachers looking to become certified to teach Special Education in the state of Kentucky. Teachers from outside Kentucky should contact our academic advisor (betty.hampton@louisville.edu) for information regarding program availability and out of state field placements prior to applying. Moderate & Severe Disabilities coursework is delivered 100% online; however, fieldwork requirements must be completed in the state of Kentucky.

      • The M.Ed. in Special Education concentration in Assistive Technology is designed for individuals looking to gain expertise in the field of Special Education as a value-add to their current profession or for future advancements. The Assistive Technology concentration leads to a Master of Education degree in Special Education from the University of Louisville as well as a certificate in the specific concentration area. Note that the Assistive Technology concentration does not lead to teaching certification, and therefore does not qualify graduates to teach special education in the school system. Graduates interested in gaining licensure to become a special education teacher should refer to the Moderate & Severe Disabilities program concentration outlined above.

      • The Graduate Certificate in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis is a standalone graduate certificate program (not an online concentration within the Master of Education degree). For more details please review the Graduate Certificate in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis licensing information.

      The University of Louisville strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the personal and educational requirements for such licensure before enrolling in the program. To inquire as to other requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency at the following site: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html

      As part of the admission process, we will require a written statement confirming your interest in the program for personal development and that you 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.
     
  • Click to Show/HideMaster of Science in Sport Administration
    • This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements.
     
  • Click to Show/HideMaster of Education in Teacher Leadership
    • The Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program is designed primarily for certified teachers who want to develop leadership skills that can impact and influence students and peers. Completion of the program does not guarantee that students will be eligible for pay raises, promotions, or other job-related benefits.

      This program does not prepare students for any type of administrator licensure in any state. If interested in such licensure, the University of Louisville strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board and local school district to determine all of the personal and educational requirements for licensure before enrolling in the program. To inquire as to all such requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency at the following site: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html

      The Master of Education in Teacher Leadership’s curriculum can be customized to include endorsements, specializations, or certificates within the program. These endorsements, specializations, and certificates, may lead to licensure or certification in your state. The University of Louisville is currently working to confirm the state-specific prerequisites for licensure in all states and U.S. jurisdictions. For more information on the licensure requirements for a specific endorsement, specialization, or certificate, please click on the appropriate tab below and find your state:

      Endorsements available online within M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership

      • Classroom Reading

      • Instructional Technology

      • English as a Second Language (ESL)

      Specialization options available online within M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership – Special Education:

      • Assistive Technology –Concentration

      The Assistive Technology (AT) concentration is designed for teachers who want to advance their knowledge and further their expertise in using technological tools and devices to remove barriers for students with low incidence and/or severe disabilities, including the importance of universal design and accessibility.

      The Assistive Technology online concentration does not lead to teacher certification. Teachers interested in adding a certification must pursue a Master of Education in Special Education – Moderate to Severe Disabilities (MSD) Concentration online or a Master of Education in Special Education – Learning and Behavior Disorders (LBD) Concentration on campus.

      • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Applied Behavior Analysis – Concentration

      The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Applied Behavior Analysis concentration is designed for teachers who want to advanced their knowledge and further their expertise in providing support for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder within their classrooms.

      Note that this concentration does not lead to teacher certification. Teachers interested in adding a certification must pursue a Master of Education in Special Education – Moderate to Severe Disabilities (MSD) Concentration online or a Master of Education in Special Education – Learning and Behavior Disorders (LBD) Concentration on campus.

      This concentration has a strong emphasis on the application of assessment and intervention procedures rooted in the principles of applied behavior analysis. Kentucky teachers will complete 30 credit hours of graduate course work in this program, and will satisfy the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board requirement for Rank II.

      Teachers interested in becoming board certified behavior analysist (BCBA) may also apply to the Graduate Certificate in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis program. Upon acceptance to that program, students may complete an additional course to finish the BACB approved course sequence.

      • Enhanced Content – Emphasis

      The Enhanced Content Emphasis concentration is designed for teachers interested in developing expertise in various self-selected areas of emphasis. Students in this program can select courses across different special education content areas to address needs specific to their current or a prospective position.

      This program does not lead to additional certifications or licensures, but does meet Kentucky’s Educational Professional Standard Boards (EPSB) requirement for maintaining certification.

      The Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program at the University of Louisville is designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state at this time. The University of Louisville is currently working to confirm the state-specific prerequisites for licensure in all states and U.S. jurisdictions.

      The University of Louisville strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the personal and educational requirements for such licensure before enrolling in the program. To inquire as to other requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency at the following site: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html

      As part of the admission process, we will require a written statement confirming your interest in the program for personal development and that you 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.
     
  • Click to Show/HideMaster of Arts in Teaching in Special Education, Concentration in Moderate and Severe Disabilities P-12 (Alternative Certification)
    • The Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education, Concentration in Moderate and Severe Disabilities P-12 (Alternative Certification) program at the University of Louisville is designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state at this time. The University of Louisville is currently working to confirm the state-specific prerequisites for licensure in all states and U.S. jurisdictions.

      The program is ideal for those who do not have an academic background in education, but would like to get certified to teach students with moderate and severe disabilities (MSD). Teachers pursuing an MSD Alternative Certification are required to be employed on a provisional teaching certification and teaching students with MSD. The Alternative Certification program at UofL allows graduate students to immediately apply knowledge from their coursework to their job.

      Note: This program leads to MSD certification only. Individuals completing this program would not be certified to teach general education (Elementary, Middle or Secondary) unless they completed an additional certification program.

      The University of Louisville strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the personal and educational requirements for such licensure before enrolling in the program. To inquire as to other requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency at the following site: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html

      As part of the admission process, we will require a written statement confirming your interest in the program for personal development and that you 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.
     

Online Certificates

  • Click to Show/HideCertificate in Accounting
     
  • Click to Show/HideCertificate in Applied Geospatial Technologies
    • This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements.
     
  • Click to Show/HideGraduate Certificate in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
    • The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the University of Louisville’s course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. For more information on certification, go to www.bacb.com

      Some states have licensure requirements that must be met prior to practicing as Behavior Analyst (or a similar designation). The University of Louisville is currently working to confirm the state-specific prerequisites for licensure in all states and U.S. jurisdictions. The University of Louisville strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the educational and other requirements for such licensure before enrolling in the program. Other requirements may include, but are not limited to, additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. To inquire as to other requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency at the following site: https://www.apbahome.net/general/recommended_links.asp
     
  • Click to Show/HideCertificate in Biostatistics
    • This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements.
     
  • Click to Show/HideGraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity
    • This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements.
     
  • Click to Show/HideGraduate Certificate in Data Science
    • This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements.
     
  • Click to Show/HideDistilled Spirits Business Certificate
    • This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements.
     
  • Click to Show/HideFranchise Management Certificate
    • This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements.
     
  • Click to Show/HideGraduate Certificate in Structural Engineering
    • In order to qualify for examination and licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE), states require a bachelor’s degree, a minimum number of years of professional work experience, and passage of the examination requirements, amongst other personal requirements (including, but not limited to, background checks). The Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering is intended exclusively for professionals with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

      The University of Louisville is currently working to confirm the state-specific prerequisites for licensure as a structural engineer in all states and U.S. jurisdictions. The University of Louisville strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the requirements for licensure, not just those educational requirements relating to the Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering program. Other requirements may include, but are not limited to, additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. To inquire as to other requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency at the following site: http://ncees.org/licensing-boards/
     
  • Click to Show/HideGraduate Certificate in Transportation Engineering
    • In order to qualify for examination and licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE), states require a bachelor’s degree, a minimum number of years of professional work experience, and passage of the examination requirements, amongst other personal requirements (including, but not limited to, background checks).

      The Graduate Certificate in Transportation Engineering is intended exclusively for professionals with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Therefore, students admitted to the program will have met the educational requirements for examination and licensure by virtue of obtaining a bachelor’s degree. Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Transportation Engineering program may allow students to offset some of the years of professional experience required for examination or licensure.

      If interested in such licensure, the University of Louisville strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the educational and other requirements for licensure before enrolling in the program. Other requirements may include, but are not limited to, additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. To inquire as to all such requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency at the following site: http://ncees.org/licensing-boards/
     

Online Teaching Endorsements

  • Click to Show/HideClassroom Reading Endorsement (P-12)
    • The Classroom Reading (P-12) Endorsement program at the University of Louisville is designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state at this time. The University of Louisville is currently working to confirm the state-specific prerequisites for licensure in all states and U.S. jurisdictions.

      The University of Louisville strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the educational and other requirements for such licensure before enrolling in the program. Other requirements may include, but are not limited to, additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. To inquire as to other requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency at the following site: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html

      As part of the admission process, we will require a written statement confirming your interest in the program for personal development and that you 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.
     
  • Click to Show/HideEnglish as a Second Language Endorsement (P-12)
    • The English as a Second Language (ESL) (P-12) Endorsement program at the University of Louisville is designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state at this time. The University of Louisville is currently working to confirm the state-specific prerequisites for licensure in all states and U.S. jurisdictions.

      The University of Louisville strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the educational and other requirements for such licensure before enrolling in the program. Other requirements may include, but are not limited to, additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. To inquire as to other requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency at the following site: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html

      As part of the admission process, we will require a written statement confirming your interest in the program for personal development and that you 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.
     
  • Click to Show/HideInstructional Technology Endorsement (P-12)
    • The Instructional Technology (P-12) Endorsement program at the University of Louisville is designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state at this time. The University of Louisville is currently working to confirm the state-specific prerequisites for licensure in all states and U.S. jurisdictions.

      The University of Louisville strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the educational and other requirements for such licensure before enrolling in the program. Other requirements may include, but are not limited to, additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. To inquire as to other requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency at the following site: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html

      As part of the admission process, we will require a written statement confirming your interest in the program for personal development and that you 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.
     
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