Delivering Well Prepared Teachers Policy
The state should ensure that science teachers know all the subject matter they are licensed to teach.
Kentucky does not offer certification in general science for secondary teachers. Teachers must be certified in a specific discipline within the subject area of science.
Middle school science teachers in Kentucky have two options for earning the middle school specialization. The first is completing a major in science; the second is completing an unspecified amount of coursework in science and another academic field (e.g., English and communications, mathematics, social studies). Candidates must also pass the Praxis II "Middle School Science" test.
Kentucky Administrative Regulations 16:2:010, section 4(c), 4(d) Praxis Testing Requirements www.ets.org
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