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Changing careers?

Many people struggle with finding a job or are unfulfilled in their current job. If you are considering a career change, and you want to empower and inspire generations of change – one student at a time, Kentucky has alternative pathways in place so you can use your professional knowledge in a classroom. Whether you’ve been a laborer, office professional, soldier, or chef, in Kentucky, we have several alternative pathways to certification.

“A person should consider teaching as a profession because the next generation of students need us to educate them to be productive citizens of a democratic society. In spite of all the difficulties, teaching is worth it to me. I persevere in spite of the challenges because our next generation leaders need us.”

Theresa McDavid – Dobbins, Kentucky Teacher and GoTeachKY Ambassador

Below you will find a link to a form that can provide you help with determining the best path for you.

Alternative Pathway to Certification Form

An individual who has exceptional work experience can receive a one year provisional certificate with approval by the Education Professional Standards Board.

Additionally, a person who has expertise in areas such as art, music, foreign language, drama, science, computer science, and other specialty areas may be employed as an adjunct instructor in a part-time position
by a local board of education

Contact the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Education and Licensure at (502) 564-1479 for more information.