Teaching Certification Reciprocity

Does Kentucky have full reciprocity regarding teaching certification?

Reciprocity is a term often used when educators need to transfer their certification from one state to another. This does not mean, however, that a state with “reciprocity” will automatically grant the same certification as was held in another state, since each state has its own special requirements. Kentucky is part of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement; therefore, the state accepts recommendations from teacher preparation programs from state-accredited colleges and universities in many states. Cases are evaluated on an individual basis. (from: http://www.epsb.ky.gov/mod/page/view.php?id=117#reciprocity)

The NASDTEC Interstate Agreement aids candidates in gaining information on what the various state requirements are from state-to-state. It may be viewed at: https://www.nasdtec.net/page/interstate

Any student interested in pursuing a teaching certificate from a state other than Kentucky should meet with the certification officer, Theresa Klapheke (tklapheke@bellarmine.edu).