UK College of Education acting dean announced

University of Kentucky Provost Robert S. DiPaola named Danelle Stevens-Watkins, Ph.D., acting dean of the College of Education, effective Jan. 4, 2023. Stevens-Watkins is a professor in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, as well as the university’s associate vice president for research, diversity and inclusion. “I am honored … Read More

Insight Into Diversity Magazine Features UK College of Education Growth

The January/February 2023 issue of Insight Into Diversity magazine features an opinion article by Julian Vasquez Heilig, Ph.D., former dean of the University of Kentucky College of Education. Vasquez Heilig writes that recruiting more students to backfill the teacher pipeline amid a growing shortage in the U.S. is at the … Read More

Fall 2022 Dean’s List

For outstanding academic performance, 772 University of Kentucky College of Education students were named to the Fall 2022 Dean’s List. At the UK College of Education, students are prepared to inspire and lead, becoming well-prepared professionals, ready to address some of society’s most critical needs. To make the list, students … Read More

UK education students deliver final project at local schools

University of Kentucky College of Education students carried bundles of instructional tools into Fayette County’s Breckinridge and Cassidy elementary schools for the ultimate ending to their practicum semester. The seniors, majoring in elementary education and special education, spent the previous weeks gaining experience in classrooms across the school district and … Read More

$1.1 million FEMA grant supports study of firefighter injuries

Researchers from the University of Kentucky’s College of Education and College of Health Sciences have received a $1.1 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to serve as principal investigators on a new study to promote injury mitigation, better work outcomes and a reduction in financial burdens for … Read More

College of Education research team explores nation’s K-12 teacher needs

A new study designed at the University of Kentucky College of Education is gauging the types of supports teachers across the nation need in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on schools. It is supported by a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant from the National Science Foundation. “We … Read More

Faculty member shares advice, experiences as first-gen student

From being in the classroom to leading the classroom — first-generation students and graduates are an integral part of the University of Kentucky. In fact, nearly one in four incoming freshmen and one in three transfer students at UK are first-gen. Each year, Nov. 8 is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating … Read More

Incoming class of UK students steps up to fill teacher pipeline

The number of incoming students enrolling in programs that lead to teacher certification is growing at the University of Kentucky. Preliminary data shows the UK College of Education’s incoming Fall 2022 class of teacher preparation program students has: increased in size by 83% between Fall 2019 and Fall 2022, going … Read More

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