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Kentucky Teaching Certificates
Grade Levels, Specializations, and Endorsements


Base Teaching Certificates

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (Birth to Primary) - Preparation outlined in 16 KAR 2:040

Elementary School (Primary through Grade 5) - Preparation includes the academic disciplines taught in the elementary school

Middle School (Grades 5 through 9) - Preparation includes either one or two teaching fields selected from English and communications, mathematics, science, or social studies; Candidates who choose to simultaneously prepare for teaching in the middle school and for teaching exceptional children are required to complete only one middle school teaching field

Secondary School (Grades 8 through 12) - Preparation includes one or more of the following specializations: English, mathematics, social studies, chemistry, physics, biology or earth science

Middle/Secondary School (Grades 5 through 12) - Preparation includes one or more of the following specializations: agriculture, business and marketing education, family and consumer science, industrial education or engineering and technology

Elementary/Middle/Secondary School (Primary through Grade 12) - Preparation includes one or more of the following specializations: art, foreign language, health, physical education, integrated music, vocal music, instrumental music or school media librarian

Exceptional Children (Primary through Grade 12 and for collaborating with teachers to design and deliver programs) - Preparation includes one or more of the following specializations: learning and behavior disorders, moderate and severe disabilities, hearing impaired, hearing impaired with sign proficiency, visually impaired, or communication disorders


Restricted Base Certificates

Psychology (Grades 8 through 12)

Sociology (Grades 8 through 12)

Journalism (Grades 8 through 12)

Speech/Media Communication (Grades 8 through 12)

Theatre (Primary through Grade 12)

Dance (Primary through Grade 12)

Computer Information Systems (Primary through Grade 12)

English as a Second Language (Primary through Grade 12)


Endorsements to Certificates

Computer Science (Grades 8 through 12)

English as a Second Language (Primary through Grade 12)

Gifted Education (Primary through Grade 12)

Driver Education (Grades 8 through Grade 12)

Literacy Specialist/Reading (Primary through Grade 12)

Instructional Computer Technology (Primary through Grades 12)


Other Instructional Services

Consultant

Endorsement for Environmental Education (Primary through Grade 12)

Endorsement for School Safety (Primary through Grade 12)

Endorsement for Mathematics Specialist (Primary through Grade 5)

Learning and Behavior Disorders (Grades 8-12)

School Guidance Counselor

School Nurse

School Psychologist

School Social Worker

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

Principal (Primary through Grade 12)

Supervisor of Instruction (Primary through Grade 12)

Director of Pupil Personnel

Director of Special Education

Superintendent

Contact the EPSB Division of Certification

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