First-time applicants must submit the following:
Part A form
Complete and submit the Part A, Personal Data Form. Only those courses required for your special education certification can be approved for Traineeship funding. The Part A form must be submitted each semester to be eligible for continued approval consideration.
Part B form
Complete the upper portion of Part B, Certification and Employment Data Form. Your school superintendent or district administrator must complete and sign the bottom part, “Verification of Employment Status.” Part B is only submitted one time unless employment status changes.
Curriculum Contract / Program Plan
You must submit a signed copy of the curriculum contract or program of study plan. Your university advisor must sign the contract/program. Highlight the remaining courses needed to meet certification requirements, including the courses planned for this semester.
You must submit a copy of your current special education or IECE teaching certificate to the Traineeship Program as soon as the Professional Standards Board issues it.
FormsDownload Part A PDF File Download Part B PDF File
DeadlinesApplications must be postmarked on or before the following deadlines for each semester:
Fall Semester July 1
Spring Semester November 1
Summer Semester April 2
Do not FAX your initial application forms. ONLY applications with ORIGINAL signatures are acceptable. However, you can FAX your continuing requests and grade forms. Mail all applications to:
245 Johns Hill Road
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Approval is granted for qualified applicants on a semester basis. You will receive a letter regarding your approval/denial within approximately 3-4 weeks of the traineeship deadlines.
Acceptance of funding means that the approved applicant agrees to all the terms and procedures of the Traineeship Program, including deadlines for applications and grade reports. By signing the application you agree to all terms.
Course changes or substitutions without prior approval by the Traineeship staff are the financial responsibility of the applicant, not the Traineeship Program. The program cannot be responsible for penalty fees associated with university registration or fee payment schedules.
Tuition is paid directly to the University for Traineeship approved courses that are specified in the applicant’s approval letter. Other costs or expenses (books, insurance, transportation, athletic fees, late registration fees, room and board, etc.) are the responsibility of the approved applicant.
If a Traineeship application is denied, the applicant may appeal the decision by writing a letter within 15 days of the postmarked date of the denial letter. The appeal shall state the grounds for the appeal and shall be addressed to the Director of the Traineeship Program, 245 Johns Hill Road, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099. The Director shall respond in writing to the applicant within 15 days of the receipt of the appeal.