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Step-by-step Kentucky Teaching Cert Guide for new teachers to Kentucky.

Traditional ways to get a Kentucky Teaching Certification

  1. Complete college and get an accredited degree
  2. Get some experience in the classroom. KY requires this - even if it is unpaid such as student teaching
  3. Pass the Principles of Learning & Teaching Test (PLT) and the Praxis II (subject area)
  4. Submit the following:
    • Completed Application
    • $50 Check/money order payable to Kentucky State Treasurer
    • Official transcripts, degrees, and school credits
    • Copies of all test scores
    • Mail to:
      Education Professional Standards Board
      Division of Certification
      100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
      Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
      Call (502) 564-4606
  5. Renewing the  Kentucky Teacher Certification?

Alternative Approach for the Kentucky Teacher Certification

Alternatively, you can earn the Teacher Intern License to teach in Kentucky. This will allow you to start teaching before you complete the teacher education program.

  1. Have a college degree
  2. Get a job within the Kentucky School District
  3. Completed Application
  4. Choose an alternative Kentucky preparation program
  5. Ask for Official Transcripts of all degrees and credits you have earned
  6. Pass the Principles of Learning & Teaching Test (PLT) and the Praxis II (subject area)
  7. Call your university to find out where you must send your material

Teaching Schools in Kentucky

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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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  • Online Courses
  • Flexible Scheduling
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  • Ranked as one of the Best Regional Universities in the South in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ranked 27th among the Best Colleges for Veterans in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.A private university that features small class sizes.
  • Conducts undergraduate science research in state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • Has degree programs in global entrepreneurship and international business, sports administration, and intercultural human rights.
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  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015. 
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
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  • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked 37th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
  • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
  • Has a student-faculty ratio of 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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