Education

Sep 5 2018

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Welcome to the Education Professional Standards Board of Kentucky!

The Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) is charged with establishing standards of performance both for preparation programs and practitioners; accrediting educator preparation programs at colleges, universities, local school districts, and private contractors; selecting assessments for teachers and administrators; overseeing internship programs for new teachers and new principals; administering Kentucky’s National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification; and issuing, renewing, suspending, and revoking Kentucky certificates for professional school personnel.

Division of Educator Preparation, Assessment, and Internship

This division is responsible for educator program approval, teacher candidate assessments and internship.

Division of Certification

This division oversees all educator certification and renewals.

Division of Educator Ethics

This division investigates and prosecutes all cases of educator misconduct.

Board Information

The vision of the EPSB is that “every public school teacher and administrator in Kentucky is an accomplished professional committed to helping all children become productive members of a global society.”

The Mission of the EPSB

The Education Professional Standards Board, in full collaboration and cooperation with its education partners, promotes high levels of student achievement by establishing and enforcing rigorous professional standards for preparation, certification, and responsible and ethical behavior of all professional educators in Kentucky.

Division of Educator Preparation, Assessment, and Internship

The Division of Educator Preparation, Assessment, and Internship ensures that preparation programs for Kentucky educators meet established standards of quality. It facilitates the accreditation process, reviews programs and continuous assessment materials, and provides technical assistance for program improvement. This division maintains the array of assessments required for teacher and administrator certification. It oversees the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) and the Kentucky Principal Internship Program (KPIP), designed to provide assistance to new teachers and principals.

  • Facilitator: Lauren Graves
  • Facilitator: Brandon Harrod

Division of Certification

The Education Professional Standards Board is responsible for issuing and renewing certificates for all Kentucky teachers and administrators. Staff works closely with local school districts in the hiring process to ensure a properly credentialed educator in every professional position in Kentucky schools. Staff also works with Kentucky colleges and universities, out-of-state institutions, and national evaluation agencies. EPSB processes approximately 40,000 certification transactions annually.


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