Welcome Message from Dean O'Hair


WELCOME to the College of Education at the University of Kentucky!
I encourage you to explore our Web site to find out more about the College and its numerous strengths, including

  • outstanding faculty, staff, and students
  • innovative and meaningful research that consistently receives significant federal, state, and private support
  • strong partnerships with schools and communities that provide an engaged environment where students think of their work occurring not just within the walls of their academic buildings, but also outside, in their local, state, and global communities.

Long recognized as a leader in education, we take great pride in producing well-prepared professional educators, ready to join local and global efforts in addressing some of society’s most critical needs in education. Currently, graduates of the College work in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 25 countries.

We are committed to offering quality programs that prepare our candidates to meet national and state standards. As a result, all programs in the college, for which accreditation is available, are fully accredited. Approximately 2,500 students enroll in these programs each semester and are taught, challenged, and mentored by approximately 90 faculty members who excel in their areas of expertise.

We invite you to explore this site and learn about the exceptional work occurring in the College of Education. We are always happy to share information about our programs, and we invite you to visit us at any time, virtually or in person.

Best wishes in your educational pursuits,

Mary John O’Hair