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Why Choose the College of Education?

At the University of Kentucky College of Education, you will be equipped to inspire and lead. We prepare teachers, aspiring health professionals, sports leaders, and community leaders, among other difference makers.

You'll find a wide range of career options to prepare you to make an impact, in a community that knows you and cares about your well-being and goals.

Our innovative programs and community partnerships provide hands-on, real-life experiences along with in-depth knowledge gained in the classroom and beyond, including through travel and research.

Future elementary school teacher and athletic trainer

Program Options

Bachelor's Degrees Leading to Teacher Certification

Teacher certification programs prepare you to become a licensed or certified teacher, providing you with the necessary coursework, practical teaching experience, and training you'll need to meet state-specific requirements for teaching in public and private schools.

Teacher Certification Programs Offered in Other Colleges

Bachelor's + Master's with Initial Certification Programs for Teaching

Programs requiring a master's degree before obtaining teacher certification in Kentucky:

**For more information on initial certification, see Master’s with Initial Certification (MIC)

Bachelor's Degrees in Kinesiology - Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Sport Leadership

If you envision a career that leads to healthier lives for others, such as physical therapy, medicine, or dentistry, to name a few, or if you’d like to prepare to be a leader in the fast-growing sport industry, a major in one of our sport sciences-focused majors could be the right path for you!

Bachelor's Degrees in Disability Studies, Early Childhood, and Community Education (Non-Teacher Certification)

Want to help empower people and communities? Explore one of our new undergraduate programs in fields related to human development.

Questions about Applying?

Visit our Admissions webpage

You may also contact Jenna DeMastes for more information.

Jenna DeMastes, Director of Recruitment
Call: (859) 218-2698
Text: (859) 267-1888

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