Kentucky – State Information

MEA President: George Boulden
Advocacy Leadership Force member: David Graham
ALF Member Email:

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 1/5/2021
Adjourns: 3/30/2021


Cross-Over Deadline None
Budget Deadline  
Introduction Deadlines House: 2/16/2021
Senate: 2/12/2021
Governor Steve Beshear (D)
Education Committee Chairs

House: CHAIR: Rep. Regina Petrey Bunch Huff (R)
VICE CHAIR: Rep. Steve Riley (R)

Senate: CHAIR: Sen. George Maxwell Wise (R)
VICE CHAIR: Sen. Stephen A. West (R)

Partisan Split House: R      Senate: R
House Clerk Contact 502-564-8100 x3366
Senate Secretary Contact 502-564-2450
Carryover to 2022 No

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule  
Commissioner of Education Jason Glass

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Brenda Considine
Title I Branch Manager
Kentucky Department of Education
Title IV Director Lalah Brewer, (502) 564-4772,
Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations  
Application Timeline for Federal Funds Intent to participate deadline is in July; allocations not currently
listed but should be shortly on the Title IV Allocations website


State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

KY P-12 Integrated Music
P-12 Instrumental Music
P-12 Vocal Music

Professional (5-year)

Praxis I: Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Praxis II: Music Content & Instruction (5114) Praxis II: Principles of Teaching & Learning K-6, or 5-9, or 7-12 No Yes Possible additional testing and/or coursework

$85 application

Yes June 2020

COVID-19 Information

Healthy at School

KMEA Guidance

Districts can choose whether to return to in-person classes, following health and safety guidance from the department of education. Students, except those in preschool or kindergarten, will be required to wear masks in in-person classes.

Title IV Success Stories