In June 2000, the state legislature established a policy that "...a supervising teacher (for student teachers) or a resource teacher for teacher interns may, with prior approval of the course-offering institution, take a maximum of six (6) credit hours per term...and pay no tuition (KRS Chapter 164)." With the support of the Provost the College of Education and Human Development implemented this legislation immediately, beginning with the fall semester, 2000, being the first university in the state to do so.
In recognition of the valuable contribution resource teachers make in helping to better prepare our candidates for the teaching experience, the University of Louisville has made it possible to earn up to six (6) credit hours per term (semester) for a total of 12 credit hours per year tuition-free in order to pursue an advanced degree or Rank I. This presents opportunity to increase salary with less expense than would otherwise have been incurred in pursuit of a higher degree or rank.
The resource teacher shall have completed at least four (4) years of successful teaching experience as attested by his/her immediate supervisor, or by having achieved tenure and present evidence of continuing professional development by completing a master's degree or its equivalent, or by the accumulation of two thousand (2,000) hours of continuing professional activities.