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Inspiring Kentucky’s Next Generation of Teachers

Images of teachers and students beside the text "What's missing from Kentucky's schools? You."

Why should you become a teacher in Kentucky? You can positively impact the lives of children and families now and for generations to come. You can have a hand in preparing and shaping Kentucky’s next generation of leaders. You can inspire Kentucky’s next generation of scientists, healthcare professionals, educators, attorneys and athletes.

Take the next step toward teaching. Kentucky students need you.

Interested in becoming a teacher in Kentucky?

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High school students interested in teaching have options to help them prepare for a career. Click the link below and learn more.
I’m a high school student interested in learning more about the teaching profession.

College students needing more information about educator preparation programs should click this image.
I’m in college or about to enter college and want to learn more about educator preparation programs in Kentucky.
Career changers who are interested in pursuing alternative certification can read more about those plans by clicking this link.
I’m interested in changing careers and want to learn more about how I can become a teacher in Kentucky.

GoTeachKY is an initiative from the Kentucky Department of Education. Through GoTeachKY, we are recruiting the next generation of Kentucky educators to remedy the critical teacher shortage currently affecting every state in America. Research supports that the most important factor contributing to student achievement is effective teachers. It is the mission of GoTeachKY to ensure that all students across the Commonwealth have equitable access to effective educators.