"Upon the subject of education...I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we, as a people, can be engaged in."

- Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky native

WHAT IS TEACH KENTUCKY?

Teach Kentucky is a selective teacher recruitment program seeking to attract motivated college graduates to teach in Kentucky’s public schools, enhancing the quality of education for our students and enriching our civic life by retaining these bright young minds in the region. Based in Louisville—a vibrant, forward-thinking city with a rich history—Teach Kentucky places the majority of its teachers within our metropolitan area.

For our students, the experience of being nurtured by a bright, energetic young teacher is exciting and inspiring. For our teachers, the experiences they collect are deeply rewarding, both in the classroom and in the Louisville community at large—the kinds of experiences that last a lifetime.

WHO DO WE RECRUIT?

Most of our recruits have not yet earned teacher certification. We attract individuals with strong content knowledge who are interested in pursuing an alternative route to their Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) certification while they teach full-time—and earn a full-time salary.

Many of our recruits come from top-tier colleges and universities like Notre Dame, Centre, Michigan, Middlebury, Vanderbilt and Yale, but any high-achieving graduate or senior from an accredited four-year institution is encouraged to apply. Content knowledge and a desire to teach are the primary attributes we look for.

If you want to earn valuable teaching experience, a full-time salary and your MAT degree, all while living in a vibrant and attractive city, apply to Teach Kentucky today.

PROGRAM ACHIEVEMENTS

Teach Kentucky’s mission is to attract highly-motivated young people to teach in our public schools.

Teachers recruited
Percent from Outside Kentucky
Students Taught Everyday
New Residents brought by teachers to Kentucky

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Statement from Teach Kentucky
Statement from Teach Kentucky June 30, 2020 Posted by: Teach Kentucky Category: Life in Louisville, Partnerships, Teach Kentucky Community, Teacher Leadership, No Comments Teach Kentucky is both an organization and a community of Louisville educators present in this moment in history. We acknowledge that the intersectionality of many concurrent events has starkly highlighted the inequities [...]
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Teach Kentucky Launches Summer Institute
Teach Kentucky Launches Summer Institute June 18, 2020 Posted by: Teach Kentucky Category: STEM Education, Teach Kentucky Community, Teacher Recruitment, No Comments Teach Kentucky continues full steam ahead as we transition to a new COVID 19 normal. This week we are excited to virtually welcome 48 new cohorts to the Teach Kentucky family. These bright [...]
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TKY at Olmsted Academy North
TKY at Olmsted Academy North March 29, 2019 Posted by: Isabel Lake Category: STEM Education, Teach Kentucky Community, Teacher Leadership, TKY Teacher Bios, No Comments As Teach Kentucky matures as a program, we are beginning to see more clearly how our recruitment, retention and networked teacher support can have a positive impact, especially when there [...]
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