Online Training Available for Kentucky Teachers
The Education Professional Standards Board has several online assessment- driven courses, which can be used as professional development for teachers of local school districts. Some can even be used in conjunction with college or university coursework. Each course has 8-16 lessons of original content, and credit is awarded through local schools.
Before enrolling, typically, teachers are required to contact the chair of their school's Professional Development (PD) Committee. The chair presents the request for professional development to the School Based Decision-Making (SBDM) Council. Upon approval from the SBDM council, the PD Committee Chair notifies the teacher.
Teachers then complete the module(s) and present certificates of successful completion of the instructional module (available at the conclusion of the module) to their PD Chair who logs the credit. The possible number of professional development hours is listed with each module in the course catalog.
Besides individual courses, several programs are available to license/certify specific groups of Kentucky educators, such as special education teachers, substitute teachers, and principals.
- Assessment & Internship Opportunities for P-12 Educators EPSB License/Certificate
- Cross-Discipline Teacher Professional Development EPSB License/Certificate
- Elementary Teachers Professional Development EPSB License/Certificate
- High School Teacher Professional Development EPSB License/Certificate
- Middle School Teachers Professional Development EPSB License/Certificate
- Professional Development for P-12 Teachers EPSB License/Certificate
- Rank Change Opportunities for P-12 Teachers EPSB License/Certificate
- Science Teachers Professional Development EPSB License/Certificate
For more information about these programs, or to view the complete course catalog, visit KYEducators.org.