Cooperating Teacher Payment Program / Part A Training

Any Kentucky school teacher who is supervising a student teacher for an in-state accredited college or university, who has a valid Kentucky teaching certificate or license for each grade and subject taught, and at least 3 years teaching experience is eligible for compensation from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Teachers who supervised student teachers for the 2016-17 school year have been paid. Money was sent to the districts in June and should have been distributed to the teachers on a July paycheck. Checks were mailed to the homes of the non-public school teachers. If you believe you have not been paid by your district or did not receive a check at your home, please let the EPSB know.

In 2016-17, Kentucky school teachers were paid $4.01 per day of supervisory work.

Colleges and universities have until October 15, 2017 (February 15, 2017) to enter the fall (spring) semester data for the Cooperating Teacher Payment Program. After that date, please go the EPSB Portal and enter your user name and password. (If you do not have a username and password, you may create them by clicking on “Create New Account.”) Click on “Cooperating Teacher Assignment” and complete your voucher.

All Fall (Spring) 2017-18 Cooperating Teacher Payment Vouchers must have the three required signatures by December 15, 2017 (May 1, 2018). Payments for the 2017-18 school year will be mailed June 2018 to each public school district for distribution to individual teachers, and compensation for teachers in private or parochial schools will be sent directly to their homes. If your voucher is incomplete or inaccurate, please contact Cathy Jackson at (888) 598-7667 or via email

Tuition Waiver Information

A supervising teacher of a student teacher or a resource teacher for a teacher intern may, with prior approval of the course-offering institution, take a maximum of six (6) credit hours per term at any of the eight state universities and pay no tuition. Each institution has its own requirements and stipulations for the waiver. Click here for information and tuition waiver forms for the state’s eight (8) public universities.

Required Co-Teaching Training

Prior to student teacher placement, a cooperating teacher/university supervisors shall receive training approved by the Education Professional Standards Board and provided at no cost to the cooperating teacher/university supervisor by the educator preparation institution which shall include the following components: 

  • basic responsibilities of the cooperating teacher
  • best practices in supporting the student teacher
  • effective assessment of the student teacher

PART A: Basic responsibilities of a cooperating teacher/university supervisor (16 KAR 5:040, Section 1(3)(a) and Section 4(4)(a))

16 KAR 5:040, requires cooperating teachers and university supervisors to complete a training on the basic responsibilities of a cooperating teacher/university supervisor. Part A of this training is provided by the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness (OELE) through an online assessment. Beginning July 1, Cooperating Teacher Part A training will be offered through iDrive Digital and will no longer be available on Edmodo. Each cooperating teacher and university supervisor is required to complete the assessment with a score of 15/15 before supervising a student teacher. Please refer to the directions below for making an iDrive Digital account and accessing the P-12 Co-Teaching Training. For questions or assistance, please email or

Please note: If you already have passed the Part A training in Edmodo you do not need to retake the assessment in iDrive Digital.

iDrive Digital

Additional resources:

PART B: Best practice in supporting a student teacher (16 KAR 5:040, Section 1(3)(b) and Section 4(4)(b))

Part B will be provided by an educator preparation provider (EPP).  Each teacher must complete an approved co-teaching training.  Most EPPs offer Part B through an online training. The EPP will provide the link to complete the training before the student teacher is placed in the classroom.

For EPPs offering face-to-face trainings: 

  • Click the following link to access the required sign-in sheet for recording Part B attendance for University Supervisors
  • Click the following link to access the required sign-in sheet for recording Part B attendance for Cooperating Teachers

PART C: Effective assessment of the student teacher (16 KAR 5:040, Section 1(3)(c) and Section 4(4)(c))

Part C is provided by each EPP. The student teacher’s EPP will provide the appropriate materials for this training.

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