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  • Welcome to this presentation on procedures and requirements to apply for a teacher certificate recommendation following completion of an educator preparation program at the University of Kentucky.
  • For you, certification is important because Kentucky statutes require that a person hold the required certification before being hired and paid.
  • School districts are justifiably concerned that all candidates have their credentials in order before they are hired. However, at the beginning of each semester there is a window of time in which paper work can be finalized and the actual certificate be received.
  • When you apply for a Kentucky teaching certificate, you must meet the statutory and regulatory requirements in effect at the time you apply. This is why it is important to apply for your teaching certificate as soon as you finish your program. Do not wait until you are ready to start looking for a teaching position.
  • There are a couple of important website that you should know and use as you prepare to finish your teacher education program and begin teaching. The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board website, at kyepsb.net is one of them.
  • You will be needing to use EPSB services, so you will create an EPSB account for use as a teacher-candidate, and as a teacher. You should go ahead and register for an EPSB account on the EPSB website as soon as possible. Be sure to register with your full legal name.
  • Another important website is the UK College of Education Academic Services and Teacher Certification site. There is a great deal of important information here, and you can download the certificate application packet.
  • It would be well for you to take a look at these information items: A page of Topics and Links related to Teacher Certification and Employment, and the Top 10 PRAXIS questions.
  • Once you open this document, you’ll be able to click on the many links that will take you to other sites that are important for your certificate career.
  • PRAXIS II scores are required by the EPSB for all Kentucky teaching certificates. Here is the website you’ll want to review for information…. www.ets.org/praxis. The site is packed with information, so take some time to explore.
  • As with the EPSB, you will need to have an account with ETS to use their PRAXIS services. Remember to use the SAME exact name as you used to create your EPSB account.
  • Navigate to this page for all of the “OFFICIAL” information about PRAXIS testing for Kentucky certification. NEVER sign up for a test unless it has been listed on this site as the allowable test for YOUR area of Kentucky certification.
  • It is STRONGLY recommended that you review this document: “Top 10 Questions Asked by PRAXIS Candidates.” It is available as a document on the TEB166 webpage.
  • Turning to the certification process, you can see that there are four basic steps to the certification process. Some of these steps you may have already taken care of. However, each is a vital part of the process and needs to be addressed so that your certification is not stalled or held up unnecessarily.
  • We will begin with the main page for the College of Education. It is here that you will find the Teacher Certification packet, or TC-1 packet, that will need to be completed and submitted to TEB 166 to begin the process of becoming a certified teacher. You will begin by selecting the “Offices” tab at the top of the screen and then selecting “Academic Services and Teacher Certification.”
  • Once you are on the page for the Academic Services Office, you will note that there is a lot of information available on this page concerning certification. You may want to spend some time exploring the various information and resources that are available here. However, for our purposes, you will want to click on the link that says “Certification Applications.”
  • You will then click on the link for the certification packet. Once this packet comes up, you will need to print it out and complete it as the instructions included in the packet indicate. There is a checklist that is included with this packet that will direct you to other materials (such as transcripts from other institutions and Praxis II scores) that you will need before you can turn in your application.
  • An important part of the TC-1 packet is the state mandated Character and Fitness Review. The Character and Fitness Review requires you to disclose any legal issues that you have had (beyond a speeding ticket). While this is a state mandated requirement of the application process for certification, it does not mean that you will not necessarily receive your certification.
  • The Character and Fitness form asks you a series of questions. If you can answer “no” to all of these questions, then completing the form is all that you will need to do. If, however, you answer “yes” to any of the questions on this form, you will need to complete a separate Character and Fitness Review packet that you will need to have approved in TEB 166 before you can turn in your TC-1 application.
  • You will need to acquire the three items listed on this slide in order to complete your Character and Fitness Packet. You should come to TEB 166 to pick up a packet which will contain more detailed instructions about this process.
  • Included in your TC-1 packet is a UK Transcript Request. You will need to fill out this request and turn it in with your TC-1. TEB 166 will submit all transcript requests for certification purposes to the Registrar. Because these requests will come from TEB 166, there will be no charge to you.
  • As stated earlier, the first page of the application packet is a checklist that outlines all the items that you will need in order to submit your application to TEB166. Please read over this document carefully to make sure you have all the items that you need. If you have any questions about this checklist, please contact TEB 166 at 257-7971 (press 1).
  • NOTE: Only complete applications will be accepted by TEB 166. However, if you have any questions or concerns about your application as you are working on it, please feel free to either call TEB 166 or bring your application in, and we can look it over for you.
  • Also included in the TC-1 packet is a “What Happens Next” sheet. This sheet provides you with information about what happens after you turn in your completed application. This sheet is for your information only and should not be returned to TEB 166 with the rest of your application.
  • After you have turned in your completed TC-1 application, TEB 166 will be able to provide you with an official letter stating that you have submitted an application and are awaiting certification. If you would like such a letter or letters to be sent to potential employers, please contact TEB 166 at 859-257-4112.
  • If you are interested in becoming certified in a state other than Kentucky, you will want to consult the 50 States Certification Requirements page that is part of the Academic Services website. This page provides links to the Boards of Education for the various states. TEB 166 cannot answer specific questions about other state certification requirements. You will need to contact the Board of Education for that state if you have questions or concerns about being certified in that state.
  • Welcome to this presentation on procedures and requirements to apply for a teacher certificate recommendation following completion of an educator preparation program at the University of Kentucky.
  • For you, certification is important because Kentucky statutes require that a person hold the required certification before being hired and paid.
  • School districts are justifiably concerned that all candidates have their credentials in order before they are hired. However, at the beginning of each semester there is a window of time in which paper work can be finalized and the actual certificate be received.
  • When you apply for a Kentucky teaching certificate, you must meet the statutory and regulatory requirements in effect at the time you apply. This is why it is important to apply for your teaching certificate as soon as you finish your program. Do not wait until you are ready to start looking for a teaching position.
  • There are a couple of important website that you should know and use as you prepare to finish your teacher education program and begin teaching. The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board website, at kyepsb.net is one of them.
  • You will be needing to use EPSB services, so you will create an EPSB account for use as a teacher-candidate, and as a teacher. You should go ahead and register for an EPSB account on the EPSB website as soon as possible. Be sure to register with your full legal name.
  • Another important website is the UK College of Education Academic Services and Teacher Certification site. There is a great deal of important information here, and you can download the certificate application packet.
  • It would be well for you to take a look at these information items: A page of Topics and Links related to Teacher Certification and Employment, and the Top 10 PRAXIS questions.
  • Once you open this document, you’ll be able to click on the many links that will take you to other sites that are important for your certificate career.
  • PRAXIS II scores are required by the EPSB for all Kentucky teaching certificates. Here is the website you’ll want to review for information…. www.ets.org/praxis. The site is packed with information, so take some time to explore.
  • Navigate to this page for all of the “OFFICIAL” information about PRAXIS testing for Kentucky certification. NEVER sign up for a test unless it has been listed on this site as the allowable test for YOUR area of Kentucky certification.
  • It is STRONGLY recommended that you review this document: “Top 10 Questions Asked by PRAXIS Candidates.” It is available as a document on the TEB166 webpage.
  • Turning to the certification process, you can see that there are four basic steps to the certification process. Some of these steps you may have already taken care of. However, each is a vital part of the process and needs to be addressed so that your certification is not stalled or held up unnecessarily.
  • We will begin with the main page for the College of Education. It is here that you will find the Teacher Certification packet, or TC-1 packet, that will need to be completed and submitted to TEB 166 to begin the process of becoming a certified teacher. You will begin by selecting the “Offices” tab at the top of the screen and then selecting “Academic Services and Teacher Certification.”
  • Once you are on the page for the Academic Services Office, you will note that there is a lot of information available on this page concerning certification. You may want to spend some time exploring the various information and resources that are available here. However, for our purposes, you will want to click on the link that says “Certification Applications.”
  • You will then click on the link for the certification packet. Once this packet comes up, you will need to print it out and complete it as the instructions included in the packet indicate. There is a checklist that is included with this packet that will direct you to other materials (such as transcripts from other institutions and Praxis II scores) that you will need before you can turn in your application.
  • An important part of the TC-1 packet is the state mandated Character and Fitness Review. The Character and Fitness Review requires you to disclose any legal issues that you have had (beyond a speeding ticket). While this is a state mandated requirement of the application process for certification, it does not mean that you will not necessarily receive your certification.
  • The Character and Fitness form asks you a series of questions. If you can answer “no” to all of these questions, then completing the form is all that you will need to do. If, however, you answer “yes” to any of the questions on this form, you will need to complete a separate Character and Fitness Review packet that you will need to have approved in TEB 166 before you can turn in your TC-1 application.
  • You will need to acquire the three items listed on this slide in order to complete your Character and Fitness Packet. You should come to TEB 166 to pick up a packet which will contain more detailed instructions about this process.
  • Included in your TC-1 packet is a UK Transcript Request. You will need to fill out this request and turn it in with your TC-1. TEB 166 will submit all transcript requests for certification purposes to the Registrar. Because these requests will come from TEB 166, there will be no charge to you.
  • As stated earlier, the first page of the application packet is a checklist that outlines all the items that you will need in order to submit your application to TEB166. Please read over this document carefully to make sure you have all the items that you need. If you have any questions about this checklist, please contact TEB 166 at 257-7971 (press 1).
  • NOTE: Only complete applications will be accepted by TEB 166. However, if you have any questions or concerns about your application as you are working on it, please feel free to either call TEB 166 or bring your application in, and we can look it over for you.
  • Also included in the TC-1 packet is a “What Happens Next” sheet. This sheet provides you with information about what happens after you turn in your completed application. This sheet is for your information only and should not be returned to TEB 166 with the rest of your application.
  • After you have turned in your completed TC-1 application, TEB 166 will be able to provide you with an official letter stating that you have submitted an application and are awaiting certification. If you would like such a letter or letters to be sent to potential employers, please contact TEB 166 at 859-257-4112.
  • If you are interested in becoming certified in a state other than Kentucky, you will want to consult the 50 States Certification Requirements page that is part of the Academic Services website. This page provides links to the Boards of Education for the various states. TEB 166 cannot answer specific questions about other state certification requirements. You will need to contact the Board of Education for that state if you have questions or concerns about being certified in that state.
  • Uk teb166 orientation to certification ver 6.5 01072014

    1. 1. TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES PRAXIS TESTING CHARACTER AND FITNESS REVIEWS Gary G. Schroeder, UK Certification Officer Christopher Reese, Assistant Certification Officer Welcome to this presentation on applying Office of Program Development, Accountability and Compliance for a teaching certificate following University of Kentucky College of Education completion of an educator preparation Lexington, KY 40506-0001 859-257-7971 program at the University of Kentucky. URL: education.uky.edu/AcadServ/ Spring, 2014 1
    2. 2. THE STATUTES…………. KRS 161.020 Certificates Required of School Employees: Filing Requirements; Validity and Terms for Renewal CERTIFICATES ARE REQUIRED No person shall be eligible to hold the position of superintendent, principal, teacher, supervisor, director of pupil personnel, or other school position for For you, certification be issued, or which certificates may is important because receive salary statutes require that a person Kentucky for services rendered in such position, unless he holds a certificate hold the required certification before of legal qualifications for such position. being hired and paid. 2
    3. 3. KRS 161.020 Certificates Required of School Employees: Filing Requirements; Validity and Terms for Renewal TIMELINES ENFORCED No person shall enter upon the duties of a position requiring certification until his certificate has been filed or credentials registered with the local district employing him. School districts are justifiably concerned that all candidates have their credentials in order before they are hired. However, at the beginning of each semester there is a window of time during which your paper work can be finalized and the actual certificate be received by the hiring school district. Completing required paperwork in a timely manner is important! 3
    4. 4. KRS 161.020 Certificates Required of School Employees: Filing Requirements; Validity and Terms for Renewal CURRENT LAWS AND REGULATIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED The validity and terms for the renewal of any certificate shall be determined by the laws and regulations in effect at the time the certificate was issued. When you apply for a Kentucky teaching certificate, you must meet the statutory and regulatory requirements in effect at the time you apply. This is why it is important to apply for your teaching certificate as soon as you finish your program. Do not wait until you are ready to start looking for a teaching position to apply for your certificate. 4
    5. 5. There are a couple of important websites that you should know and use as you prepare to finish your teacher education program and begin teaching. You can use these websites on your own time as you are completing certification processes. The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board website, at kyepsb.net is a very important site. kyepsb.net
    6. 6. You will be needing to interact with the KY EPSB, so you will create an EPSB account for use as a candidate, and as a teacher. You should go ahead and register for an EPSB account on the EPSB website as soon as possible. Note: you’ll be using this account during all the time you teach in Kentucky, so be sure to register with your full legal name.
    7. 7. Certificate Application Packet Another important website is the UK College of Education Academic Services and Teacher Certification site http://education.uky.edu/AcadServ/. This site has been prepared specifically for education students. There is a great deal of important information here. For example, from this site you can download the UK certificate application packet.
    8. 8. It would be well for you to take a look at these important documents on the TEB166 webpage. The documents that are included: • A page of Topics and Links related to Teacher Certification and Employment • A page of This webpage also has the Top 10 PRAXIS questions… prepared links to somethe Educational Testing Service. by important information documents • A copy of this PowerPoint presentation.
    9. 9. Once you open this document, you’ll be able to click on the many links that will take you to other sites that are important for your teaching career. Examples of included links….. • UK Certificate Application Links • PRAXIS Links • EPSB Links • Employment Links
    10. 10. NOTE: ETS Account needed PRAXIS II scores are required by the EPSB for all Kentucky teaching certificates. Here is the website you’ll want to review for information…. www.ets.org/praxis. The site is packed with information, so take some time to explore.
    11. 11. Create New User Account As with the EPSB, you will need to have an account with ETS to use their PRAXIS services. Remember to use the SAME exact name as you used to create your EPSB account.
    12. 12. Navigate to this page for all of the “OFFICIAL” information about PRAXIS testing for Kentucky certification. NEVER sign up for a test unless it has been listed on this site as an allowable test for YOUR area of Kentucky certification.
    13. 13. • It is STRONGLY recommended that you review this document: “Top 10 Questions Asked by PRAXIS Candidates.” • It is available as a document on the TEB166 webpage. • Remember: Start Early, Follow a Preparation Plan, and do your best on the PRAXIS exams required for your certificate area!
    14. 14. Final caveats from this section of slides: 1. Create your EPSB personal account as soon as possible. The home page of the EPSB site kyepsb.net has a “sign in” box which you will use to start the process of creating your account. 2. Review all of the “important information” documents on the Academic Services and Teacher Certification page carefully. They have been specifically designed to serve your needs as a teacher education candidate. 3. Don’t underestimate the importance of doing your best on required PRAXIS exams. Do read the “Top Ten Praxis Questions” document. 4. Always use the ETS Praxis site to review the testing requirements for your target state… in most cases for UK students, Kentucky. Never register for an exam until you have carefully reviewed the information on the ETS Praxis site. 5. Do set regular time aside to develop your career skills. Start by creating your account at the UK Career Center and make an appointment with a career counselor to establish a job search plan.
    15. 15. Next: A more detailed review of the process of applying for your teaching certificate through TEB166, the office of the UK Teacher Certification Officer and the UK Assistant Teacher Certification Officer.
    16. 16. Checklist for Certification 1. Apply for degree (via MyUK). Make sure to check the Registrar’s academic calendar for the deadline for the term when you want to graduate. 2. Take and pass the required Praxis II exams. 3. Submit the TC-1 packet to TEB 166 (having already taken care of any Character and Fitness issues) Turning to the certification process, you can see that 4. Once your degreestepsposted to your transcript, TEB there are four basic has to the certification process. 166 will submit your application to the EPSB, and Some of these steps statementhave already taken care they will issue the you may of eligibility. of. However, each is a vital part of the process and needs to be addressed so that your certification is not stalled or held up unnecessarily.
    17. 17. We will begin with the main page for the College of Education. It is here that you will find the Teacher Certification packet, or TC-1 packet, that you will need to complete and submit to TEB 166 to begin the process of becoming a certified teacher. You will begin by selecting the “Offices” tab at the top of the screen and then selecting “Academic Services and Teacher Certification.”
    18. 18. Once you are on the page for the Academic Services Office, you will note that there is a lot of information available on this page concerning certification. For our purposes, you will want to click on the link that says “Certification Applications.”
    19. 19. You will then click on the link for the certification packet. Once this packet comes up, you will need to print it out and complete it as the instructions included in the packet indicate. There is a checklist included with this packet that will direct you to other materials (such as transcripts from other institutions and Praxis II scores) that you will need before you can turn in your completed application.
    20. 20. The Character and Fitness Review and THE KENTUCKY SCHOOL PERSONNEL CODE OF ETHICS …. An important part of the TC-1 packet is the statemandated Character and Fitness Review. The Character and Fitness Review requires you to disclose any legal issues that you have had (beyond a speeding ticket). If you have a Character and Fitness Review issue, it does not mean that you will not receive your certificate. It does mean, however, that the issue will need to be carefully documented, and reported to the EPSB for their review and approval.
    21. 21. The Character and Fitness form asks you a series of questions. If you can answer “no” to all of these questions, then completing the form is all that you will need to do. If, however, you answer “yes” to any of the questions on this form, you will need to complete a separate Character and Fitness Review packet that you will need to have approved in TEB 166 before you can turn in your TC-1 application.
    22. 22. Character and Fitness Review To complete a character and fitness review packet you will need to have three things: 1. A KY courtnet document showing the charge(s) concerned (available from the Administrative Office of the Court in Frankfort). 2.If you have a explanation from you issue, you will A letter of Character and Fitness concerning the incident. need to acquire the three items listed on this slide in 3.order to complete your Character and Fitness Packet. a A character reference from someone (who is not relative) come to TEB 166 to pick up information You should who knows about this incident and can speak to your character. materials which will provide you with more detailed instructions about this process.
    23. 23. Included in your certificate application packet is a UK Transcript Request. You will need to fill out this request and turn it in with the other application materials. TEB 166 will submit all transcript requests for certification purposes to the Registrar. If the transcript request comes from TEB 166, there will be no charge to you for the transcript.
    24. 24. As stated earlier, the first page of the application packet is a checklist that outlines all the items that you will need in order to submit your application to TEB166. Please read over this document carefully to make sure you have all the items that are specified. If you have any questions about this checklist, please contact TEB 166 at 257-7971 (press 1).
    25. 25. NOTE: Only complete applications will be accepted by TEB 166. However, if you have any questions or concerns about your application as you are working on it, please feel free to either call TEB 166 or bring your application in, and we can look it over for you.
    26. 26. Also included in the TC-1 packet is a “What Happens Next” sheet. This sheet provides you with information about what happens after you turn in your completed application. This sheet is for your information only and should not be returned to TEB 166 with the rest of your application.
    27. 27. NOTIFYING POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS • TEB166 BY REQUEST can and will write official letters to schools and school districts verifying that a candidate has completed the program. • Note that letters will only be written directly to potential employers. • Letters will ONLY your completed the candidate After you have turned in be supplied when TC-1 application, TEBhas completed all to provide you with an official letter 166 will be able requirements… including a completed application packet, all required coursework, stating that you have submitted an application and are and passing PRAXIS scores. awaiting certification. If you would like such a letter or letters to be sent to potential employers, please contact TEB 166 at 859-257-7971 (press 1).
    28. 28. If you are interested in becoming certified in a state other than Kentucky, you will want to consult the 50 States Certification Requirements page that is part of the Academic Services website. This page provides links to the Boards of Education for the various states. TEB 166 cannot answer specific questions about other state certification requirements. You will need to contact the Board of Education for that state if you have questions or concerns about being certified in that state.
    29. 29. This has been a presentation of the University of Kentucky College of Education Office of Program Development, Accountability, and Compliance 859-257-7971 URL: education.uky.edu/AcadServ/ 1/6/2014 v.2.0
    30. 30. To review these slides again, click here for a version of the presentation without the notes.
    31. 31. TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES PRAXIS TESTING CHARACTER AND FITNESS REVIEWS Gary G. Schroeder, UK Certification Officer Christopher Reese, Assistant Certification Officer Office of Program Development, Accountability and Compliance University of Kentucky College of Education Lexington, KY 40506-0001 859-257-7971 URL: education.uky.edu/AcadServ/ Spring, 2014 31
    32. 32. THE STATUTES…………. KRS 161.020 Certificates Required of School Employees: Filing Requirements; Validity and Terms for Renewal CERTIFICATES ARE REQUIRED No person shall be eligible to hold the position of superintendent, principal, teacher, supervisor, director of pupil personnel, or other school position for which certificates may be issued, or receive salary for services rendered in such position, unless he holds a certificate of legal qualifications for such position. 32
    33. 33. KRS 161.020 Certificates Required of School Employees: Filing Requirements; Validity and Terms for Renewal TIMELINES ENFORCED No person shall enter upon the duties of a position requiring certification until his certificate has been filed or credentials registered with the local district employing him. 33
    34. 34. KRS 161.020 Certificates Required of School Employees: Filing Requirements; Validity and Terms for Renewal CURRENT LAWS AND REGULATIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED The validity and terms for the renewal of any certificate shall be determined by the laws and regulations in effect at the time the certificate was issued. 34
    35. 35. kyepsb.net
    36. 36. Certificate Application Packet
    37. 37. This webpage also has links to some important information documents
    38. 38. Next: A more detailed review of the process of applying for your teaching certificate through TEB166, the office of the UK Teacher Certification Officer and the UK Assistant Teacher Certification Officer.
    39. 39. Checklist for Certification 1. Apply for degree (via MyUK). Make sure to check the Registrar’s academic calendar for the deadline for the term when you want to graduate. 2. Take and pass the required Praxis II exams. 3. Submit the TC-1 packet to TEB 166 (having already taken care of any Character and Fitness issues) 4. Once your degree has posted to your transcript, TEB 166 will submit your application to the EPSB, and they will issue the statement of eligibility.
    40. 40. The Character and Fitness Review and THE KENTUCKY SCHOOL PERSONNEL CODE OF ETHICS ….
    41. 41. Character and Fitness Review To complete a character and fitness review packet you will need to have three things: 1. A KY courtnet document showing the charge(s) concerned (available from the Administrative Office of the Court in Frankfort). 2. A letter of explanation from you concerning the incident. 3. A character reference from someone (who is not a relative) who knows about this incident and can speak to your character.
    42. 42. NOTIFYING POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS • TEB166 BY REQUEST can and will write official letters to schools and school districts verifying that a candidate has completed the program. • Note that letters will only be written directly to potential employers. • Letters will ONLY be supplied when the candidate has completed all requirements… including a completed application packet, all required coursework, and passing PRAXIS scores.
    43. 43. Office of Program Development, Accountability and Compliance University of Kentucky College of Education Lexington, KY 40506-0001 859-257-7971 (press 1) URL: education.uky.edu/AcadServ/ 1/6/2014 v.6.0

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