Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile

Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile - Kentucky


 


Description Citation/Link
State certification / licensure website http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/certstandardroutes.asp
State information on reciprocity http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/certFAQ.asp
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Kentucky is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. The Education Professional Standards Board may reject the application any candidate who is judged as not meeting academic requirements comparable to those for students enrolled in Kentucky teacher preparation programs. KRS 161.048
SB 117 (2017)
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not always immediately. Cases are evaluated on an individual basis. Among other requirements, out-of-state candidates must: 1) possess an equivalent teacher license from the state where the applicant completed his or her preparation program, 2) satisfy the degree, academic preparation and grade point average requirements established for Kentucky teachers, and 3) provide evidence that the license was obtained by completion of an approved preparation program and not based on the completion of a written or verbal assessment. Candidates not meeting these requirements might be subject to additional coursework requirements. In addition, out-of-state candidates teaching under a middle school, high school, Grades 5-12 or Grades P-12 teacher certificate are, within five years of receiving the Kentucky license, required to complete 1) a three hour content literacy course aligned to the six International Reading Association Standards 2010: Middle and High School Content Classroom Teacher and taught by faculty qualified to deliver literacy instruction, or 2) two or more courses aligned to the standards and taught by faculty qualified to deliver literacy instruction. 16 KY ADC 4:030
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-state applicants who hold a valid certificate and who have completed two years of full-time teaching in the subject area and grade level on their certificate are exempt from testing requirements. Candidates without this experience are required to pass Praxis II Specialty Area test scores for each area of certification and the Principles of Learning and Teaching test score for appropriate grade range, unless they have National Board Certification. 16 KAR 4:030
Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state applicants who hold a valid certificate and who have completed two years of full-time teaching in the subject area and grade level on their certificate are exempt from testing requirements. Candidates without this experience are required to pass Praxis II Specialty Area test scores for each area of certification and the Principles of Learning and Teaching test score for appropriate grade range, unless they have National Board Certification. Source
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Kentucky has two main licensure levels: Provisional and Professional. Cases are evaluated on an individual basis. Out-of-state candidates may be eligible for the Professional license if they meet certain requirements. 16 KY ADC 2:010
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board is required by law to issue a temporary or regular license or certificate within 30 days to the spouse of an active duty member of the military services of the United States if the spouse meets statutory requirements of the administrative body and sends in appropriate applicant documents. The license expires six months after the date of issuance and is not renewable. KRS § 12.357

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