The Education Professional Standards Board
was established as part of the 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act to
oversee the education profession. EPSB is the standards and
accreditation agency for Kentucky teachers and administrators and for
programs of education at Kentucky colleges and universities.
The Teacher Standards for Preparation and Certification: Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) Birth to Primary
reflect performances expected of educators within a variety of
environments, including classrooms, childcare settings, the children's
homes, hospitals, or any other natural environments. Within these
environments, instruction will include individual child activities,
parent-child activities, and instruction in small and large groups.
The Kentucky Teacher Internship Program
(KTIP) is designed to provide assistance to new teachers. Its main goal
is to help new teachers experience a successful first year in the
funds are available to help defray part of the tuition costs at state institutions. IECE Traineeships are
available for teachers and administrators pursuing an initial IECE
certificate while working with children with disabilities in the
state-funded preschool or Head Start program.
Scholarships for teacher's aides are available through KIDS NOW