Professional Certificate (Out-Of-Country) (KY)

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Professional Certificate (Out-Of-Country) (KY)

Description
Applicants with foreign training must meet the same academic requirements as applicants trained in the United States and submit the required documentation.
Certificate Valid for 5 years
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Kentucky
Contact Name: Division of Certification
Contact Phone: 502-564-5846
Contact Email: dcert@ky.gov
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.epsb.ky.gov/certification/index.asp

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

GPA: 2.5

Prior Certification: Must Hold Current (STATE) Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Notes
A cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale OR a GPA of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale on the last sixty (60) hours of credit completed.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Exam(s):

Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
2 years years.

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Accept Scores from Out of State

Notes:
Arabic, Japanese, and Russian available. Contact state for more details.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://www.epsb.ky.gov/documents/Cert/CA-1.pdf
Form Mailing Address:
Division of Certification
Education Professional Standards Board
100 Airport Road , 3rd Floor
Frankfort , Kentucky 40601

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required
Not Accepted

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=kentucky

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
First 5-year renewal requires:
Completion of 15 graduate hours or half of the Continuing Education Option (CEO) requirements; and three years of teaching experience OR an OFFICIAL transcript of the courses you have completed for renewal and the recommendation from the college of education official (if applicable).

Information on CEO may be found at:
http://www.epsb.ky.gov/certification/ceooption.asp.

Second 5-year renewal requires:
Completion of an approved Master’s degree or an approved Fifth Year program (32 graduate hours) or completion of CEO requirements; and
three years of teaching experience OR an OFFICIAL transcript of the courses you have completed for renewal and the recommendation from the college of education official (if applicable).

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Applicants with foreign training must meet the same academic requirements as applicants trained in the United States.

A course-by-course evaluation MUST also be submitted from one of the approved evaluation agencies indicating that the foreign degree(s) meet(s) the following criteria:

A four-year bachelor’s degree teacher preparation program which includes a sequence of professional education courses
Practice teaching or student teaching component
A cumulative 2.5 grade point average or 3.0 on the last 60 hours of coursework
Copy of foreign teaching credential
A teaching area recognized by Kentucky as an area of certification

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:46:31 PM


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