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News: Kentucky EPSB Approves Two Option 9 Partnerships for Expedited Route to Certification

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) approved two Option 9 programs at its Oct. 10 meeting.  

Pursuant to 16 KAR 9:110E, Option 9 is a new alternative route to certification created during the 2022 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly that allows a person to complete a bachelor’s degree and initial teacher certification in a three-year period while working in a non-teaching position in a school district. The route requires a district or group of districts to partner with a college or university to develop a program and receive EPSB approval.