Employment » Personnel


We make learning possible by recruiting and staffing the district’s non-administrative positions. We are responsible for recruiting a vast, diverse group of candidates of the highest caliber. Personnel and Staffing is also responsible for staffing certified and classified vacancies with talented, bright, hard-working employees to ensure the highest academic achievement for all RISD students.

Applying for Teacher Certification in Kentucky

There are numerous routes to initial teacher certification in Kentucky that include traditional and nontraditional pathways. Select one of the links below to find the best route for you and to understand the process.


Alternative Routes to Pursue a Teacher Certification in Kentucky 

There are currently eight options or alternative routes to teaching that permit individuals to pursue teacher certification in Kentucky:

  • Exceptional Work Experience (for teachers grades prekindergarten through grade 12): Candidates with exceptional work experience in an academic content area who have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a 2.75 grade point average (GPA) may be eligible for this pathway.


  • College Faculty (for teachers grades 8 through 12): Candidates who have a minimum of a master’s degree in an academic content area and have at least five years of full-time teaching experience in the content area at the college level may apply for 8–12 certification for the specific content under this route.


  • Veterans of the Armed Forces: A pathway to certification for veterans with at least six years of eligible military service and an honorable discharge who have a GPA of at least 2.75 and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an academic content area or meet Praxis requirements.


  • University-Based Alternative Route (P through grade 12): This option is for individuals who hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a nonteaching major and who are interested in attaining initial teacher certification, meet university admission requirements, and have a GPA of at least 2.75.



Kentucky Division of Educator Licensure and Quality 

Please contact the Kentucky Division of Educator Licensure and Quality if you have further questions

Phone: (502) 564-5846
Fax: (502) 564-7092