1. Apply. You’ll need to have some information handy; test scores, transcripts and a resume. Don’t be surprised if you get a call from our founder, Rowan Claypool after you hit submit.
  2. Talk to Blake. He’s our  admissions guru. He’ll give you more detailed information on the admissions process and conduct a phone interview to see if you’re the right fit for the program.
  3. Take a Praxis Subject Assessment and a CASE/GRE Test. The Praxis Subject Assessment will tell us how well you know your content area. The CASE/GRE will measure basic verbal, writing and math skills. The University of Louisville provides a list of some great resources to help you prepare.
  4. Get invited to Recruiting Weekend. This is where you’ll finally get a chance to visit Louisville. You’ll meet current participants, the Teach Kentucky staff and have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the University of Louisville and Jefferson County Public Schools. Did we mention that most of your expenses are paid?

After recruitment weekend, the real work begins. If you’re extended a spot in the program, you’ll start the next phase; gaining admission to an MAT program, applying for a teaching job in Jefferson County Public Schools and starting to plan your move to our glorious city, Louisville, Kentucky.

If you have any questions about applying, feel free to contact us.

Earlier applications are often the most successful applications. Due to the timing of the required PRAXIS exams we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible.



The sponsors of Teach Kentucky have high expectations for our recruits, both in the quality of their teaching and in their contribution to the community as a whole. All Teach Kentucky participants are expected to:

  • Devote themselves to the education of all students
  • Act as a role model for students to emulate
  • Work to develop their teaching skills
  • Promote the value of high-quality education
  • Serve as ambassadors for the Teach Kentucky community


We at Teach Kentucky know that moving to a new city and beginning a graduate program is a big deal, and that finances are on the minds of all our new teachers.  We work hard to ease the expenses with starting an exciting new career in a new city. We offer:

  • $750 in cash relocation incentive
  • Transitional housing in the summer (for up to 5 weeks)
  • Reimbursement for PRAXIS Subject Assessments
  • Various tuition reimbursement opportunities including:
    • Up to $11,550 from the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
    • Reimbursement based upon school placement
    • Reimbursement for STEM teachers
    • Reimbursement for teachers of color
  • Networking opportunities within the greater Louisville education community

Be sure to ask Blake for details about these options during your preliminary phone call!



Apply now—It’s limited availability!