Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Traineeship funds are available for preschool teachers of children with disabilities pursuing initial IECE certification.

Information for First Steps providers seeking IECE certification.

  1. Hold at least a baccalaureate degree.
  2. Attend a state university in Kentucky having a state approved IECE teacher certification program.
  3. Be enrolled in a planned program of studies leading to Kentucky certification in IECE.
  4. Not be an employee of the Kentucky Department of Education.
  5. Not be certified in the area for which they are applying.
  6. Not be a recipient of another traineeship, scholarship, or fellowship for tuition for the courses for which a Division of Early Childhood Development scholarship is awarded.
  7. Be an enrolled First Steps provider serving preschool age children birth to three.

Approved preparation programs include:

  • Brescia University

  • Campbellsville University

  • Eastern Kentucky University

  • Kentucky State University

  • Morehead State University

  • Murray State University

  • Northern Kentucky University

  • University of Kentucky

  • University of Louisville

  • Western Kentucky University