The University of Kentucky College of Education is committed to studying and helping to solve the most critical education and health challenges of our time. This requires us as a college to prepare the next generation of teachers, leaders and scholars to understand these issues.

We have nearly 3,000 students in over 70 undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of fields, from teaching to rehabilitation counseling, from exercise science to sports leadership. Our graduates consistently receive top honors, and our students are taught by a breadth of experienced, well-respected, and highly-recognized faculty, who have backgrounds in a wide range of issues facing our society.

UK College of Education graduates are highly regarded and enter fulfilling and impactful careers. Currently, graduates of the College work in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 40 countries.

And while we reach far and wide, we are also committed to significantly impacting and improving the lives of Kentuckians as part of the Commonwealth’s flagship, land-grant university. We serve our communities through high-quality teaching, research, and engagement. We are very proud of our contributions to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Our faculty and students are involved in more than $20 million in active research that directly impacts the education and well-being of Kentuckians in all 120 counties, as well as many people throughout the world.

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.

Our Mission

The College of Education endeavors to expand the knowledge of teaching and learning processes across a broad educational spectrum. The College fosters a culture of reflective practice and inquiry within a diverse community of students, faculty and staff.

As part of a research-extensive university, the College advances knowledge through research. As part of a land grant institution, the College prepares professionals for a variety of roles in educational settings and community agencies and provides leadership in the improvement of the education, health, and well-being of citizens in the Commonwealth, the nation and the world.

Contact Us

Main Office
(859) 257-6076


Office of the Dean
103 Dickey Hall
Lexington, KY  40506-0017
(859) 257-2813
(859) 323-1046 (f)


Media Contacts
Amanda Nelson
Director of Public Relations
(859) 257-2351

Beth Goins
Director of Marketing Communications
(502) 316-4575


Admissions Information and Visiting the College
Jenna DeMastes
Director of Recruitment
(859) 218-2698


List of Faculty Council and other college committee members