Alternative Certification

Jan Calvert

Jan Calvert, Clinical Faculty, serves as the Director of the Alternative Certification Program. The program, now in its 15th year, is designed to provide aspiring middle, secondary and special education candidates with a flexible supportive opportunity to work as a full-time teacher while completing course work to earn Kentucky Teacher Certification and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree and demonstrate competency in the content areas they teach by achieving passing scores on the PRAXIS test.

The Alternative Certification program has supported development of over 560 teacher leaders in local school districts and across the state, as well as private and parochial schools.

Candidates in the CEHD's Alternative Certification program have distinguished themselves throughout their careers by serving as mentor teachers, department chairs, team leaders, district level resource teachers, school administrators, and other service providers that contribute significantly to their schools and communities.

Learn more about the program and how to apply...