The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has identified four priorities in its strategic plan: equity, achievement, collaboration and integrity. Providing all students with equitable access to effective, experienced and diverse educators is key to their achievement and success as members of a global society. Recruitment, development and retention of an effective, diverse and culturally competent educator workforce is an urgent goal for the success of each Kentucky student, educator, school/district and community.
The Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching (KAET) is designed to identify and prepare a pool of highly effective, experienced, and diverse educators poised to transition into the teaching profession in Kentucky's public schools. KAET participants going through initial certification receive financial support and training as they are supported and mentored by experienced and effective educators. The program is a state funded effort supported by KRS 161.165 and KRS 161.167 to encourage and support a diverse applicant pool of persons entering the Kentucky teaching profession.
KAET is a renewable service award program to provide financial support and mentoring to pre-service teachers who are enrolled in, or are awaiting admittance to, an education professional standards board approved educator preparation program.
Participating institutions of higher education are listed below:
|Alice Lloyd College||Midway University|
|Asbury University||Morehead State University|
|Bellarmine University||Murray State University|
|Berea College||Northern Kentucky University|
|Brescia University||Spalding University|
Thomas More University|
|Eastern Kentucky University||Union College|
|Georgetown College||University of Kentucky|
|Kentucky Christian University||University of Louisville|
|Kentucky State University|
University of the Cumberlands
Kentucky Wesleyan College||Western Kentucky University|
Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
Division of Educator Preparation, Assessment and Internship
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1479 Ext. 4549
Fax (502) 564-6470