Coronavirus Response: Instructions for College of Education Students During Period of Online and Alternative Coursework

On Tuesday, March 17, the University of Kentucky notified students that UK will move to online or alternative formats for classroom instruction for the rest of the semester in response to the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The information below details how students in our various degree programs will continue receiving … Read More

Crystal Receives Rehabilitation Education’s Highest Honor

The National Council on Rehabilitation Education has selected Dr. Ralph M. Crystal for the 2020 Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Education Award. Crystal will accept the award during the council’s spring conference in San Diego, California in April. It is the highest honor an educator can attain in the field of … Read More

Helping Police, Firefighters Meet Physical Demands of Job

Mark Abel, associate professor of exercise physiology in the UK College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, conducts research to enhance the safety, health, and occupational performance of structural firefighters. As a former firefighter, he understands the demands of the job.  As a researcher, his lab is identifying … Read More

WUKY Radio Airs Interview with UK College of Education Dean

University of Kentucky College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig recently talked with WUKY radio’s Tom Godell to share his vision for the future of the college, which has nearly 3,000 students in more than 70 graduate and undergraduate programs. Vasquez Heilig is an award-winning leader, teacher, and researcher. He … Read More

Elementary Education Through a Social Justice Lens

Sometimes life’s most important lessons are the least expected. But perhaps that’s the point. Just ask Laura Yost. Yost became a teacher when she graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Education. However, she didn’t imagine the most important lessons she would someday impart would come, in many ways, … Read More

New $1.2 Million Grant Prepares Early Childhood Educators, Applied Behavior Analysts

The University of Kentucky College of Education has received a $1.2 million grant to uniquely prepare school personnel who are in high demand – preschool teachers and applied behavior analysts. The grant will cover tuition for two cohorts of master’s students in the college’s Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education and Applied … Read More

Newly Funded Study Explores Differences Among Charter, Private, and Public Schools

Two University of Kentucky researchers are working with faculty at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Washington-Bothell to uncover how school voucher programs — and more broadly, school choice — impact long-term student outcomes, such as high school graduation rates and college enrollment. The team has received … Read More

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