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Want to change the world?

We offer many programs that lead to careers that impact the world for the better. Check out the ways the College of Education can prepare you to change the world.

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Do you want to teach?

If you are considering becoming a teacher, the University of Kentucky College of Education is the place for you! Our graduates are consistently sought by employers, who tell us students in our programs are highly prepared to be leaders in the classroom, from early childhood through high school – and beyond!

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Helping K-12 students transition back to school

Whether your child is stepping into kindergarten or gearing up for high school’s final year, back-to-school time brings a flurry of preparations and anticipation. For K-12 students, this annual transition marks not only a shift in daily routines but also an opportunity for growth, learning and new experiences. We asked University of Kentucky College of Education faculty for advice to set your student up for success. Faculty experts include: 

Podcast: Getting to the Superbowl – Opportunities in Sport

When it comes to careers in the sport industry, athletes are often the focus. However, outside the playing field, a large and complex operation can exist. How do people become part of the infrastructure of sports, while also ensuring opportunities for others along the way?

STEM, early childhood programs expand with new route to teacher certification

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 30, 2023) — Beginning this summer, the University of Kentucky College of Education is expanding options for those who want to change careers to teach in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and early childhood.

22 College of Education student-athletes on 2023 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll

Nearly one-quarter of the 106 University of Kentucky student-athletes named to the 2023 Spring Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll are College of Education students. The 2023 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll includes the sports of baseball, softball, golf, tennis and track & field. It is based on grades from the 2022 Summer, 2022 Fall, and 2023 Spring terms.

Summer 2023 Courses in the College of Education

The College of Education plans to offer an array of Summer 2023 courses. A sampling of those courses is listed below. Students will find UK Core, required, and elective courses delivered online or in person. For more about Summer 2023, including the summer calendar and information about financial assistance, visit

College of Education Honors Alumni

Three University of Kentucky College of Education alumni were honored during the college’s annual scholarship banquet September 26. See a gallery of the event on Flickr at this link:  

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