Kentucky Teacher Education Programs

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Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Kentucky. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Kentucky, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.


Kentucky is a southern state with a population of roughly 4.3 million. Nicknamed the "Bluegrass State", Kentucky has many noteworthy points of interest such as battlefields from the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace and the Kentucky Derby Museum. There are also farmers’ markets, state fairs and numerous state parks. Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and is famous for being home to the Kentucky Derby.

Teacher Education in Kentucky

If you agree to teach in certain schools in Kentucky following graduation, you may receive funding from the KHEEA Teacher Scholarship. Another opportunities are available for those specializing in early childhood education.

Teaching Careers in Kentucky

According to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual income for teachers in Kentucky is $46,790, but you may earn much more depending on your level of education and type of employment. For example, post-secondary business, engineering, or medical professors can earn over $70,000 annually. Before you become a teacher, you must have a bachelor's degree, complete an accredited teacher education program, and pass a competency examination.

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