The University of Kentucky College of Education is highly ranked for graduate education. In 2021, we were ranked #15 in the nation and #1 in Kentucky by US News and World Report for best online graduate programs.

We are located in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky, also known as the Horse Capital of the World. The university is one of only a few top research universities in the nation located on one contiguous campus. We value collaboration across disciplines. Our graduates are highly sought by employers.

The College of Education has nearly 3,000 students in more than 70 degree programs. You will learn from experienced mentors and top-quality faculty at the state’s flagship university. If you intend to gain field experience in your chosen career, the College of Education is the right place for you. We maintain strong partnerships in the community that allow our graduate students to gain valuable experience and to forge industry connections that are crucial in achieving post-graduate success.

We will be recruiting at the October 5, 2021 Virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair, and invite you to visit our representatives.

Contact Us

Curriculum and Instruction
305 Dickey Hall
(859) 257-4661
Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Kristen Perry

Early Childhood, Special Education and Counselor Education
229 Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-4713
Director of Graduate Studies:
Dr. Melinda Ault for Special Education, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Assistive Technology, Visual Impairments
Dr. Keith Wilson for Counselor Education

Educational Leadership Studies
111B Dickey Hall
(859) 257-7845
Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. John Nash

Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation
131 Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-3178
Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Jane Jensen

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
251C Dickey Hall
(859) 257-7404
Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Danelle Stevens-Watkins

Kinesiology and Health Promotion
102 Seaton Building
(859) 257-5827
Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Melinda Ickes

STEM Education
105 Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-4235
Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Molly Fisher

Education Sciences Ph.D. Program (college-wide degree)
107 Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-9795
Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Margaret Bausch