Recommendation for Certification

Regulations of the Kentucky Department of Education stipulate that the applicant for a teacher's certificate (Statement of Eligibility) must be recommended by the institution offering the teacher preparation program. Recommendation for statement of eligibility will be limited to those students completing their professional semester at MSU. Since certification regulations may change, students who wish to have an institutional recommendation for a statement of eligibility must meet all certification requirements in effect at the time of their application for certification.

Application for the appropriate certificate should be completed in the semester prior to graduation. Application forms may be obtained from the Teacher Education Services, 801 Ginger Hall.

All applicants for initial certification (Statement of Eligibility) in Kentucky shall pass the appropriate PRAXIS Specialty Exams and Principles of Learning and Teaching Test.