Kentucky teachers have several options for their continuing education needs. After receiving a 5-year teaching certificate, teachers must verify that they have at least three years of full time teaching experience within the past 5 years and show completion of 15 graduate hours OR fulfill half of the CEO (Continuing Education Option) requirements (See Read More, below for more information).
Model Teaching offers courses provided through regionally-accredited universities. These Academic Credit University-Partnered Courses may be acceptable for Kentucky teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirement hours according to The Kentucky Department of Education. All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority.
If you would like to confirm approval of a course, please complete and email our Request Course Approval form to the Kentucky Department of Education.
Continuing Education Option (CEO)
The CEO requires candidates to submit an independent professional growth plan based on their needs. This includes classes, professional development, and other PD activities. These opportunities may include online professional development courses such as Model Teaching courses.