This program serves three kinds of candidates:
This is a practitioner-based program with required field hours in five courses (hours that are spent in schools with students and an LBD-certified mentor).¬† Students, who are not employed in a full-time temporary provisional LBD capacity but are working towards initial certification, student teach for 14 weeks with LBD-certified teachers in schools across the state.¬† Georgetown’s Graduate Education program placement personnel make field and student teaching placements in the candidates’ county of residence.¬† Because the program leads to P-12 certification, students must do field and student teaching hours in placements involving students in elementary, middle, and high school. The LBD program involves either 39 credit hours (candidates who already hold one teaching certificate in the state of Kentucky) or 42 credit hours (candidates earning an initial certificate) and can be completed in as little as 18 months.¬† All classes are offered in an online format. Candidates must pass one PRAXIS exam to both complete this program and earn LBD P-12 certification. Coursework offered relates to:¬† assessment; behavioral principles to make use of, shape, develop, or eliminate student behavior; educational strategies for LBD; differentiation of lesson planning; and collaborating with families.
Curriculum Contract [PDF]