Teaching and Learning Career Pathway - Beta

Published: 4/25/2017 8:42 AM

The Office of Teaching and Learning and the Office of Career and Technical Education have co-developed a new education career pathway to provide students an additional pathway choice and to support the recruitment of a diverse and effective educator workforce in Kentucky. The 2017-2018 school year will serve as the beta year to collect data and assess all components of the pathway.

Focused on general theory and practice of learning and teaching, basic principles of educational psychology, art of teaching, planning and administration of educational activities, school safety and health issues, and social foundations of education, the pathway is designed to:

  • Provide a balance of scholarly and clinical experiences and emphasize reflective practice 
  • Create authentic experiences that engage students in effective educator practices.
  • Create knowledge, skills and dispositions of effective educators
  • Engage rising educators as participants in the statewide community of educators 

To complete the Teaching and Learning Career Pathway, students must complete three (3) required courses plus one (1) selected course, and receive a qualifying score on one (1) of the three (3) assessment options.

The tables below provide the required courses, the additional course options, as well as the available assessment options.
Students must complete the following three (3) required Teaching and Learning Career Pathway courses:
Students select one (1) additional Teaching and Learning Career Pathway Course from the following options:
*Qualified teacher leaders must possess a minimum of a Rank II and have 5 years of teaching experience. 

During the 2017-2018 beta year, students may participate in one of the following assessments:


Schools/Districts may Register before March 5, 2017 to participate in the Teaching and Learning Career Pathway beta for the 2017-2018 school year.


For additional information, contact:

Kathy Collins
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Next Generation Professionals
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1479
Fax (502) 564-6470