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Instructor Qualifications

  • Preferred Master’s Degree (minimum of 18 credits of graduate hours required) 
  • Previous teaching experience or current student-facing role at the University of Kentucky 
  • Approval from immediate supervisor 
  • Complete training requirements (UK 101 training, FERPA training, ISCA training, & Title IX training) 

Training Requirements:

  • New Instructor training held in May
  • Online asynchronous training in the summer


  • 1 credit = $1,250
  • 2 credits = $2,000

Peer Instructor Requirements

  • 5-6 hours/week commitment 
  • Attend UK 101/201 class weekly 
  • Academic good standing 
  • Passionate about supporting fellow Wildcats 
  • Previous completion of UK 101/201 is preferred 
  • Complete all training requirements (UK 101 training, FERPA, etc.) 


  • New peer instructor training in May
  • Asynchronous online training in the summer
  • In-person training for all instructors in August


  • 1 credit hour = $400
  • 2 credit hours = $500