Recruitment and Retention

Published: 10/9/2012 6:36 PM


The most important factor in the achievement of our students is the effectiveness of the teachers and principals who serve them. 

The initiatives of the Diversification and Equity Branch is to provide leadership, technical assistance, diversification resources and consultative services to Kentucky schools with the goal of improving student achievement through organizational development and professional learning.  Recruitment services, workforce diversification initiatives, educator grants and scholarships, and future educator development programs enable Kentucky to recruit and retain high quality professionals in the educational field.
The goal is to improve both the quality of the teaching force throughout the schools  in Kentucky.  The scope includes partnerships with colleges and universities in Kentucky by building on traditional programs, collaborating with other key higher education administration and faculty, and promoting careers in teaching to middle and high school students.
  • Administrative Leadership Institute (ALI)

    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), the Kentucky Alliance of Black School Educators (KABSE), and Western Kentucky University (WKU) formed a collaborative to identify and prepare minority teachers to become certified administrators in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  • Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    The Educational Professional Standards Board (EPSB) is the state agency that is responsible for certification and establishes standards and procedures for the alternative route options.

  • Certification

    Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
    EPSB is responsible for issuing and renewing certificates for all Kentucky teachers and administrators.
  • Certified Vacancies

    The Kentucky Department of Education, maintains an electronic registry of local district "certified" vacancies via the Kentucky Educator Placement Service (KEPS), which is made available to the public through the use of the "JOB SEARCH" feature. Local school districts post position openings in the local board office for public viewing, as well as in KEPS. ​
  • Future Educators Association (FEA) Contacts

    Kentucky FEA chapters are affiliated with Phi Delta Kappa, the international professional association for educators. To better enhance student learning opportunities and experiences, Kentucky’s Public Universities, along with Campbellsville University, are active partners with FEA.
  • Jobs for Administrators and Teachers

    You can search online for certified vacancies, locate information on certification, teacher salaries, school district directories, maps, and other district information.
  • Scholarships and Grants

  • Troops to Teachers


    The Troops to Teachers (TTT) Program is managed by the Department of Defense for the purpose of assisting military members and veterans in the process of becoming full time teachers. 

Jennifer Baker
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Next-Generation Professionals
500 Mero Street, 19th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY  40601
(502) 564-1479
Fax (502) 564-4007