Class of 2017!

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Congratulations to the University College of Education’s class of 2017! Click the photo below for a look behind the scenes at the May commencement ceremony on Sunday.  

Effective Teaching Strategies Focus of Nietzel Colloquia

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The University of Kentucky Graduate School’s Nietzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty Award and UK College of Education Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling hosted a colloquia in April. Two faculty members from the University of Florida College of Education gave presentations. Dr. Stephen Smith, professor, focused on cognitive … Read More

UK Student Develops Program to Allay Police Fears in Autism Community

A University of Kentucky student is teaming with local police to provide education about interacting with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Abbey Love is an educational psychology doctoral student in the UK College of Education Department of Educational, Counseling, and School Psychology. With a research focus on teaching and ASD, Love … Read More

Student Group Hosts Awareness Events to End Use of “R Word”

The school psychology program’s student association, Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP), received the Multicultural Inclusion Grant from the UK Student Government Association to support their campus-wide events to raise awareness of the hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed).” The campus events, called “The R Word Is Not Our Word,” … Read More

Special Education Student Receives Scholarship

Kaitlin Smith Ayres, a student in the moderate and severe disabilities alternative certification program, was awarded the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) Teacher Scholarship Award at the council’s annual conference in March. The award is given to a practicing rural teacher to provide an opportunity to pursue education … Read More

Student Receives Grant for Transgender Health Care Project

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Holly Brown, a counseling psychology doctoral student, has been named a recipient of a research grant awarded by the UK Graduate School and Office of LGBTQ* Resources. The one-time grant supports research and/or professional development related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and/or intersectional approaches to identity. Brown studies gatekeeping around … Read More

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