NOTICE: The Kentucky Teacher Internship Program, or KTIP,  is one of the programs that was not funded by the state legislature for the upcoming year (2018-2019). As a result, KTIP as we know it will be suspended indefinitely. Districts will be asked to incorporate some type of induction process at the district level for their new hires; however, the universities will not be involved in this process and there are no longer funds associated with the program. Newly graduated teachers will automatically be eligible for their regular teaching certificate (and be required to pay the $85 fee). 

We are sad that this program is ending, as most people have found it extremely beneficial for new teachers. For our KTIP Teacher Educators: We wish to thank you for your dedication to the program and for sharing your expertise with the new teachers in our region. Please know that you have made a positive impact on these new teachers and their students. Should the program be reinstated in the future, we will definitely be in touch!  

The Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) was initiated in 1985 by the Kentucky General Assembly as an instrument for guiding and assessing first year teachers.

This legislation was the beginning of major teacher certification reform, and was further strengthened with the passage of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) in 1990. As a result, the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB), was established as the state's governing body for teacher certification.

KTIP is designed to help beginning teachers (interns) experience a successful first year in the classroom. KTIP provides each teacher with the assistance of a three-member committee trained in the supervision and assessment of beginning teachers. By observing and mentoring the intern, the KTIP committee supports effective teaching practice and guides the intern's professional growth.

KTIP training prepares participants to serve on teacher intern committees. All principals, teachers, instructional supervisors, teacher educators and University faculty who plan to serve on KTIP committees must complete a homework assignment and a one-day training session prior to committee assignment. For more information go to: Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP).