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Option 8 - Teach For America (TFA) Alternative Route to Certification

Teach for America a nationwide non-profit organization focused on closing the achievement gaps among students in low-income areas. TFA hopes to recruit candidates via its screening process and prepare them for teaching in Kentucky. It will allow a person in a field other than education to receive a one-year Temporary Provisional Certificate (elementary, middle, and/or secondary) renewable for a maximum of three years, if he/she has met the following conditions:

  • Holds a bachelor's degree
  • Has an offer of employment from a local school district in the area of certification being sought
  • Meets the participation criteria for the TFA program
  • Successfully completes all training requirements of the TFA program
  • Passes all content assessments required by EPSB in the area of certification being sought

For more information on the Teach For America program visit: or contact Josh Sparks at: 

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