The Kentucky Department of Education values and embraces equity, achievement, collaboration, and integrity at all levels and in all aspects of education. This means that educational experiences, practices, policies and resources are accessed by all in ways that provide all students, especially those from underrepresented groups, with meaningful participation in the full curriculum and promotes successful outcomes. Students also have equitable access to highly effective, experienced educators who are culturally competent and able to reach each student.
The teachers and leaders in Kentucky’s public school system are vital to the success of educational programs and to ensuring that all students are transition ready. Information on this page is designed to help teachers and leaders find resources related to recruitment and retention, professional development, growth and evaluation, certification and more.
The Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness (OELE) provides support for developing and improving Kentucky's educator workforce. We provide:
Diversification of Educator Workforce, Commitment to Racial Equity in Kentucky's Public Schools
Kentucky Framework for Teaching, Specialist Frameworks, Feedback Surveys, Certified Evaluation Planning
Overview of the P3 program, Assistant Principal Partnership Project (AP3), New Principal Summit
Child Abuse and Neglect trainings, Effective Instructional Leadership Approval (EILA), Professional Learning Standards, Professional Learning Plans
Certification, Educator Tuition Assistance Opportunities, Jobs for Administrators and Teachers
Teaching and Learning CTE Career Pathway, Educators Rising Kentucky CTSO
Kentucky Leadership Framework, Overview of National Board Certification, Guidance on becoming National Board Certified
Strategies for Kentucky schools and districts for the implementation of Title II, Part A funds, federal program requirements and guidance, Equitable Distribution of Teachers
Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 892-6641 Ext. 2115