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WKU WEATHER ALERT:

WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

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Teacher Certification

ATTENTION: New Requirements from EPSB- Criminal Background Checks for Initial Certification

Teacher Certification Personnel process and maintain the necessary paperwork for recommending teachers for certification in Kentucky. They assist students seeking initial certification, those completing certification only programs and those in graduate programs seeking advanced certificates or rank changes. The staff encourages all students to work closely with advisors in their academic content areas to ensure the successful completion of the certification process.

Below please find the documentation that is required before a recommendation for teacher certification can be made:

ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED TO WKU’S OFFICE OF TEACHER CERTIFICATION FOR PROCESSING BEFORE BEING SUBMITTED TO THE STATE.

See: Teacher Certification Procedures

Please Note: 

WKU cannot accept certification fees. The certification fees should be paid directly through Kentucky’s Education Professional Standards Board e-Pay system at www.kyepsb.net or a cashier’s check or money order may be mailed directly to the EPSB--never to WKU’s Certification Office. Any fees mailed to the university are immediately returned to the student for safe keeping. There is no fee for the Statement of Eligibility.

Please visit the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board for additional information on certification requirements. This site also offers information on employment opportunities and contact information for Kentucky school districts. The Kentucky Teacher Certification Requirements and Kentucky Teaching Certificates located at this web site should also be helpful in addressing questions you might have. Also, a list of Frequently Asked Questions is available. Please visit the Educational Testing Services web site to register for a Praxis exam or download Test at a Glance information, but always check Praxis test codes required for Kentucky before registering for any exam.

Please feel free to stop by during normal working hours or email Teacher.certification@wku.edu for assistance.

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