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EPSB Program Reviews

The Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) has the authority and responsibility to “set standards for, approve, and evaluate college, university, and school district programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel” for Kentucky pursuant to KRS 161.028(1)(b). The EPSB’s process for approving educator preparation programs is generally set forth in 16 KAR 5:010 with the general requirements for all educator preparation programs set forth in 16 KAR 5:020 and 16 KAR 5:040. EPSB Website

The EPSB Division of Educator Preparation ensures that preparation programs for Kentucky educators meet established standards of quality. It facilitates the accreditation process, reviews programs and continuous assessment materials, and provides technical assistance for program improvement. It also coordinates the review of university-based alternative route to certification programs and is responsible for emergency program review. Kentucky Administrative Regulations – EPSB

The EPSB, in full collaboration and cooperation with its education partners, promotes high levels of student achievement by establishing and enforcing rigorous professional standards for preparation, certification, and responsible and ethical behavior of all professional educators in Kentucky. Board Information -

The Division of Educator Preparation also manages the Cooperating Teacher Payment Program which provides financial compensation for Kentucky teachers who supervise student teachers.

The EPSB Teacher Preparation Dashboard provides information regarding institutional selectivity of candidates, the performance of candidates on required new teacher assessments, the percent of candidates who achieve full certification in Kentucky, and the results of surveys of candidates and their supervisors regarding the effectiveness of the candidate's preparation. EPSB Data Dashboard:

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