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Business Community Helps Future Teachers Study Economic Development

During a recent class at the UK College of Education, Andrew Johnson nimbly responded to questions from classmates. He sounded more like an economic development director than a college student, while his peers came across as business owners. Johnson, who is working on a master’s degree in secondary education, was … Read More

Camp Helps Teens Who are Deaf-Blind Gain Independence

A camp with strong ties to the University of Kentucky is helping individuals who have a combination of vision and hearing loss, known as “dual sensory loss” or “deafblindness,” master life skills to prepare for their futures. Eight teenagers attended camp in early July at General Butler State Park in … Read More

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Dickey Hall Elevator Outage Update
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A summer project to upgrade the Dickey Hall elevator is extending past the anticipated completion date. The UK College of Education is reaching out to students, faculty and staff to develop solutions for any issues this may cause during the Fall 2018 semester. If you are unable to access the upper floors … Read More

STEM Summer Experiences Spark Middle Schoolers’ Interests
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Every summer, noticeably younger students inhabit the University of Kentucky in a camp that offers middle schoolers fun, real-life immersion into the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. A collaboration with the UK College of Education and UK College of Engineering, the See Blue See STEM Summer Experiences expose students … Read More

Business Community Helps Future Teachers Study Economic Development
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During a recent class at the UK College of Education, Andrew Johnson nimbly responded to questions from classmates. He sounded more like an economic development director than a college student, while his peers came across as business owners. Johnson, who is working on a master’s degree in secondary education, was … Read More

Camp Helps Teens Who are Deaf-Blind Gain Independence
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A camp with strong ties to the University of Kentucky is helping individuals who have a combination of vision and hearing loss, known as “dual sensory loss” or “deafblindness,” master life skills to prepare for their futures. Eight teenagers attended camp in early July at General Butler State Park in … Read More

New Graduate Certificate Program Offers Options Toward Teacher Leadership Master’s Degree
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A new online UK College of Education Educational Leadership Studies program offers three “stackable” graduate certificates leading to a master’s degree in teacher leadership. The program begins this fall with its first cohort of students working toward certificates in school technology leadership, instructional coaching, and leadership for deeper learning. Each certificate … Read More

STEMCats Workshop Brings Middle and High School Teachers to Campus
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The UK College of Arts and Sciences teamed up with the UK College of Education to welcome middle and high school teachers to campus for the STEMCats Teaching Workshop. Teachers interacted with faculty during the daylong workshop sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute in sessions including: Volcanoes, CrossCutting Concepts, Chemistry, … Read More

College of Education Research Responds to Critical Questions of Today, Transforms Tomorrow
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From research to clinical practice, the University of Kentucky College of Education is shaping education not only in college classrooms, but in schools and beyond – in homes, in the workplace, in health care, and more. Through the research efforts of faculty, the college engages in the critical questions of … Read More

College of Education Staff Members Honored
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University of Kentucky College of Education staff were recently recognized for their dedication to the university. Ten staff members were nominated for the College of Education 2018 Outstanding Staff Member award. The college’s staff council organized the event. Nominees for the staff award were: Stephanie Carpenter Beth Graham Mary Henderson Lori … Read More

Graduate Student Wins National Thesis Award
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Rena Goodwin, a University of Kentucky College of Education graduate student, won the 2018 Thesis Award from the American Psychological Association’s Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. Goodwin holds a master’s degree from the UK College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. Currently, she is pursuing a … Read More

Doctoral Student Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship
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Calah Ford, a second-year doctoral student in the University of Kentucky College of Education, is one of three UK students to receive a 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Ford is studying educational psychology in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology. She was among 2,000 students selected … Read More

UK College of Education Joins Effort to Provide Financial Literacy Resources for K-12 Teachers and Students
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Economic and entrepreneurship educators from the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, the Booth Entrepreneurship Center at Morehead State University, Murray State University, and Northern Kentucky University have formed the Coalition for Financial Literacy in the Commonwealth to enhance the teaching of personal finance, entrepreneurship, and economics throughout Kentucky. This … Read More

UK Partners to Prepare Excellent Teachers Across Kentucky
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Preparing excellent teachers to lead classrooms across the state was at the center of an initiative recently launched in Kentucky. Representatives from 18 educator preparation programs and seven school districts, along with state education leaders, gathered in Louisville in May for a summit to kick off the Kentucky Excellence in … Read More

Wilhelm Awarded University Research Professorship
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Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm, professor and chair in the UK College of Education’s Department of STEM Education, was one of 14 UK faculty members to receive a 2018-19 University Research Professorship. The award is presented to members of the UK faculty who have demonstrated excellence in research and creative work that … Read More

$1.2 Million National Science Foundation Grant Helps Turn STEM Majors Into STEM Educators
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The University of Kentucky wants to not only recruit more students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors, but also train those students to become STEM educators. Through a collaborative effort led by the UK College of Education, the UK College of Arts and Sciences and the UK College of Engineering, the “UK Noyce … Read More

Save the Dates: Special Education 50th Anniversary Celebration
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Fifty years ago, the University of Kentucky established the Department of Special Education, and today, the department includes programs and projects focused on improving the lives of individuals with disabilities of all ages. The public is invited to join the anniversary celebration in Lexington on October 13 and 14, 2018. … Read More

Faculty Perform EdTalks at the Burl
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When everyone has a place at the table in education, what are the possibilities? When our educational systems are NOT inclusive, how do we change them? UK College of Education faculty members recently dove deeper into these questions, and more, when they provided free community talks during a casual evening at … Read More

Educational Leadership Doctoral Scholar Creates Tools To Help Every School Succeed
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Jesse Bacon is a school leader with a passion for helping students find relevancy in what they learn. He often challenges the status quo and helps others push the boundaries of the teaching and learning process. Bacon was raised in eastern Kentucky, graduating from Fleming County High School in 1999. … Read More

Elementary Education Senior Pursues Passions for Teaching, Service
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University of Kentucky College of Education senior Madison Conroy knows the teaching profession fits her passion for serving others. And she is certain about her passion because she has spent the past four years at UK in service and leadership roles. Conroy recently received UK’s highest honor for humanitarian efforts, … Read More

May 7 and May 8 EdTalks: Understanding Equity in Education
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When everyone has a place at the table in education, what are the possibilities? When our educational systems are NOT inclusive, how do we change them? Dive deeper into these questions and more in a casual evening at The Burl in Lexington as UK College of Education faculty offer an … Read More

Program Honors Teachers Who Have Made a Difference
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For the 20th year, the University of Kentucky College of Education hosted an event for members of the public to honor a teacher, professor, principal or other education professional who has made a difference. The nominated teachers do not have to be graduates of the University of Kentucky or even … Read More

UK Hosts National History Day Competition
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Students from schools across Kentucky recently came to the University of Kentucky campus to compete in a National History Day contest. It was hosted by the Kentucky Historical Society and the UK College of Education. Students competed via exhibits, documentaries, websites, performances, and papers featuring topics related to this year’s … Read More

Goldstein Partners on Jewish History Project, Symposium
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Dr. Beth Goldstein and Dr. Janice W. Fernheimer are leading a collaborative effort to preserve the oral histories of people who have a place in the diversity and complexity of Jewish history in Kentucky. Goldstein is a professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of … Read More

Mark Publishes Desire Study in Journal of Sex Research
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It’s a well-known fact that sexual desire ebbs and flows throughout the life of a long-term relationship for a number of reasons. Questions like “What factors increase and decrease desire?” and “How can couples work through those factors?” have long been topics of interest for researchers and clinicians, but dozens … Read More

Elementary Principals Prep Students for Job Interviews
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Several school principals recently played a role in helping UK College of Education elementary education majors prepare to interview for teaching positions. A seminar was held at Picadome Elementary where students learned about certification and applying to Kentucky districts from Cindy Godsey, associate director of certified personnel for Fayette County … Read More

Prichard Student Voice Team to Discuss Navigating Life After High School – April 18
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The Prichard Committee Student Voice Team will discuss their new book, Ready or Not: Stories From the Students Behind the Statistics, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 in the Taylor Education Building Auditorium. The event, which is free and open to the public, is in partnership with the University of … Read More

March 28 Guest Lecturer: Relationships on American Evangelical Campuses
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Dr. Dana Malone, author of From Single to Serious, and an alumna of the University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, recently spoke at the college. In her talk, “Legislating Love: Breaking Down the Regulatory Matrix on American Evangelical Campuses,” Malone discussed college relationships, … Read More

College of Education Student Nationally Honored as Kinesiology and Health Promotion “Major of Year”
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The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) honored University of Kentucky College of Education student Barry Phillips as a “Major of the Year” during the organization’s 133rd National Convention & Expo in March in Nashville, Tenn.  The award celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in the health, physical education, recreation … Read More

Grad Student’s Research Focuses on Firefighter Fitness
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Doctoral student Anssi Saari wasn’t sure how he, as a researcher, would be received, but he could not pass up the chance that came his way last semester. His faculty advisor at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Mark Abel, had connections that enabled Saari to conduct behind-the-scenes research during the … Read More

National Counseling Psychology Magazine Features Hargons
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Dr. Candice Hargons, assistant professor in Counseling Psychology, was featured in this month’s American Psychological Association’s magazine, APA Monitor on Psychology, for her leadership as an early career psychologist. She serves on the Council of Representatives for the Society of Counseling Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association. Hargons’ research focuses … Read More

March 31 Deadline to Nominate a Teacher Who Has Made a Difference
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For the 20th year, the University of Kentucky College of Education is hosting an event for members of the public to honor a teacher, professor, principal or other education professional who has made a difference. The nominated teachers do not have to be graduates of the University of Kentucky or … Read More

Sport Psychology Student Wins National Thesis Award
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Rena Goodwin, masters student in Counseling Psychology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Society for Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology (Division 47) Thesis Award. Her thesis, “Self-Stigma, Attitudes, and Preferences When Seeking Mental Health and Sport Psychology Services: A Student-Athlete Point of View,” was co-chaired by Drs. … Read More

STEM Education Hosts Learning Event for Community
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  In March, the University of Kentucky College of Education’s Department of STEM Education and The Academies of Lexington at Frederick Douglass High School hosted a fun morning filled with hands-on STEM activities for kids and adults of all ages. The College of Education’s STEM Education Department plans and hosts … Read More

Reel to Real Film Series Focuses on Disability, Sport, and Inclusion
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The University of Kentucky campus community and members of the public are invited to the Reel to Real film and discussion series devoted to disability, sport, and inclusion. Organizers hope to facilitate discussion, inspire new insights, and raise awareness about the opportunities and challenges faced by people with disabilities in … Read More

Elementary Education Students Serve at Science Night
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Students who graduate from UK College of Education teacher preparation programs spend many hours in schools. Those in the Elementary Education Student Association spent one recent Friday evening at Coventry Oak Elementary, helping parents and families learn more about the importance of science education through hands-on science activities. It was yet another … Read More

Warm February Days Move Fitness Courses Outdoors
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    Several of the university’s Life Fitness Program courses had the opportunity to move class outdoors during some of February’s warmer-than-typical days this year. Pictured are students in the Spring 2018 Ultimate Frisbee course, playing outdoors for the first time when highs reached the upper 70s on Feb. 20. … Read More

Program Equips Graduate Students With Advanced Research Skills
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Students interested in education research can hone their skills while expanding their career options through one of the College of Education’s newest programs, the Master of Science in Research Methods in Education in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation. The master’s degree program, which is available fully online, … Read More

Kinesiology and Health Promotion Students Present at American College of Sports Medicine Meeting
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Taylor Dinyer, a Kinesiology and Health Promotion scholar, received the second place research award in the master’s level student division at the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting. Dinyer’s presentation was titled, “Low Intensity Resistance Training to Failure on 1RM Strength in Untrained Females.” Her … Read More

Thelin Delivers Congressional Briefing on Higher Education Act
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Dr. John Thelin delivered a Congressional briefing on the history of the Higher Education Act of 1965 on Friday, Feb. 16 in Washington D.C. C-SPAN has made it available to watch online. Thelin is a University Research Professor in the UK College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation. … Read More

Thelin Weighs In: Should Student Athletes Be Paid?
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An editorial by Dr. John Thelin published by insidehighered.com presents the case for why paying student athletes could have unintended consequences. Thelin is a University Research Professor in the UK College of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation. Read his editorial here.    

High School Teaching and Learning Academy Students Visit College
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(Click here for additional photos) High school students who have the teaching profession at the top of their list of future career options visited the University of Kentucky College of Education in February. The students are part of the teaching and learning pathway in The Academies of Lexington, a set … Read More

Education Week Blog: Reforming Grading Practices
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A recent Education Week blog written by Dr. Thomas Guskey features his work with schools in reforming grading practices. To see a related video, visit the college’s EdTalks page and click on the video titled “What’s in a Grade?”

Graduate Students in STEM Education Receive Funding
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Three University of Kentucky graduate students have been awarded a new STEM Education Research Award created by the UK College of Education’s Department of STEM Education. STEM Education scholars in the final stages of master’s or doctoral level research are eligible for the award, which comes with a $1,000 stipend … Read More

Students Can Practice Research Presentations at Spring Research Conference
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College of Education students – including undergraduates – will present at the annual Spring Research Conference in March. The conference allows graduate and undergraduate students to present their research, whether it is completed, in progress or at the proposal stage. This free event provides a welcoming context in which to … Read More

UK College of Education $2.7 Million Grant Gives Teachers Tools to Support English Learners in the Classroom
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As Kentucky’s immigrant population continues to grow, a new $2.7 million grant awarded to the University of Kentucky College of Education will assist teachers with educating children who are learning English in the classroom. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition the grant will provide … Read More

Communication Needs of Students with Disabilities Focus of New Grant
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It’s often thought students with severe disabilities cannot participate in all aspects of the school day, given their difficulty communicating. With the combined help of a classroom teacher and speech language-pathologist, a system can be created to help students with the most severe disabilities to have a voice, University of … Read More

UK College of Education Grant Targets High-Intensity Learning and Behavior Needs
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A new $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow the University of Kentucky College of Education to uniquely prepare school personnel who are in high demand – those prepared to work with students with high-intensity learning and behavior needs. The grant, awarded through the Office of … Read More

College of Education Representative at Education Abroad Fair
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The University of Kentucky College of Education will have a representative at UK’s Education Abroad Spring Fair and Funding HQ. The event takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 in William T. Young Library. In the Hub, students will have the chance to get info on program … Read More

Mark Comments on Proposed State Sexual Education Bill
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Dr. Kristen Mark was quoted in a Herald-Leader story about a Kentucky bill that would create regulations for age-appropriate sex education for 4th- through 12th-graders. Read the coverage here.

Fisher’s Expertise Featured in WalletHub Article on Best Markets for STEM Professionals
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Dr. Molly Fisher is featured in the “Ask the Experts” Q and A portion of an article posted on wallethub.com. It details 2018’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals. Read the article here.

Thelin: Tax Changes for Higher Education
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The State Journal, based in Frankfort, Ky., published an opinion/editorial column by Dr. John Thelin on the implications of tax changes on higher education, particularly in Kentucky. Read the column here.