Disclosure for Out-of-State Students

Bellarmine University cannot confirm whether its courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure in states other than Kentucky. Prior to enrolling in a Bellarmine program, a student who does not reside in Kentucky should contact applicable licensing board(s) in the student’s home state to determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure in the state where the student resides.

The following is from the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) of Kentucky:

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.

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: http://www.nasdtec.net/?page=interstate. The NASDTEC credential “stages” are shown below in types of KY teaching credentials:

  • Stage 1 -Temporary Provisional certificate (issued for alternate route candidates only)
  • Stage 2 - Statement of Eligibility (issued for all completers of an approved teacher education program) 
  • Stages 3, 4 & 5 - Professional Certificate

Kentucky does NOT recognize teaching credentials which were gained in another state only by the passage of an assessment, and applicants must meet the requirements of KY regulations regarding out-of-state preparation as seen at 16 KAR 4:030.

Contacts for education licensure in each state can be found at this link: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html