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Addressing the Need for Teachers

The “Wildcat Teacher” program, led by faculty in the UK College of Education, is designed to help address a challenge felt both across the state and nationally – the need for more teachers.

Wildcat Teacher will create new pathways to teacher certification by transforming and building upon existing educator preparation models at UK. These new pathways will accelerate students’ ability to begin working full-time in districts – helping fill schools’ open positions. Plus, they will provide teacher candidates the chance to earn income and benefits faster than the traditional timeline to complete a teacher preparation program. 

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A new degree in sports leadership

New Degree in Sport Leadership

Prepare for a career in the growing field of sport at a legendary university in the field of athletics in our new Sport Leadership Degree.

Innovative research is being conducted

Innovative Research

The UK SimLab at the University of Kentucky College of Education provides simulations for aspiring special education teachers across Kentucky. The simulations enable the college students to rehearse teaching in a controlled setting by interacting with avatars — brought to life behind the scenes by trained actors.

Preparing educators in the classroom

Preparing Educators

Graduates of our educator preparation programs are highly prepared to be leaders in the classroom, from early childhood through high school – and beyond!

90+ Academic Programs

Our programs prepare teachers, sport leaders, aspiring health professionals, counselors, community education leaders and more.

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The University of Kentucky is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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We're #1 in Kentucky and highly ranked in the U.S., with programs in the top 10 and top 20!

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