The College of Education aspires to be known throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and region-at-large as the leader in providing opportunities for engaged learning and applied scholarship that fosters individual growth and collective success. Learn more about the College of Education's mission.
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The College of Education Advising Center is committed to providing the support that you need to continue progress toward your academic and career goals.
The Center for Environmental Education’s mission is to improve the environmental literacy of the Commonwealth through education, outreach, and professional development.
Transforming students’ lives through innovative, technology-rich enrichment programs and services
Whether you are a new college student, a new transfer student, a continuing student or a returning student, our advising center is here to serve all COE students, no matter how sure or unsure you are about what steps to take. We work with you from the very start to help you navigate the paths available to and make informed decisions.
Teacher educators and teacher candidates from Bowling Green and Pikeville and everywhere in between gathered to discuss how school and universities are partnering to support each other, how partnerships with the community can provide meaningful and essential learning experiences, how technology is shaping our learning and student learning, innovative and novel approaches to prepare and support future teachers, among many other exciting topics.
Thanks to all the dedicated presenters who shared their expertise at the Safe Schools Institute hosted by COE and the Kentucky Center for School Safety. With everyone's collective efforts, we're taking significant steps forward in ensuring that our schools remain secure spaces where everyone can learn, grow, and thrive.
Dr. Karen Cheser
Superintendent, Durango School District
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, 1988
Master of Arts in Education, 1992
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Business Informatics, 2015
"I can't think of a better job than what I and other teachers have: being in classrooms every day, making [an] impact on others and giving inspiration."
Teacher, Kenton Elementary School
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, 1998
Master of Arts in Education, 2002
"I obtained both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from NKU. The course work and professors prepared me to be an adaptable educator in a career path that is in constant change. The College of Education at NKU made an impact on my life so I can impact others."
Math Teacher, Beechwood High School
Master of Arts in Education, 2013
I was an international student while attending NKU and although I was far away from my home, The Bahamas, the smaller class sizes at NKU made it easier for me to get to know my peers and for my professors to hone in on my strengths and areas of growth. I was afforded the opportunity to serve as a teacher assistant for an undergraduate course, help with research, and to have courses tailored to my interest in math intervention. My experience at NKU ignited a fire within me as I re-entered the teaching profession.
Dr. Shelli Wilson
Associate Superintendent, Campbell County Schools
Master of Arts in Education, 1997
Northern Kentucky University College of Education has given me the foundation in Educational Leadership to stay current, strive to be a servant-leader, and recognize the significance of community partnerships. NKU has played a tremendous role throughout my career, whether it was as a student, a community partner, or a leader in the field of education. This region is very fortunate to have such an amazing University!
All of our programs offer options for engaged learning in authentic settings. Experiential learning opportunities are available in nearly 400 different sites ~ throughout the greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Indiana region and in international settings.
A gift to the College of Education strengthens its programs such as the Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies which serves high potential and gifted youth, their parents, and educators.. Our students partner with over 400 organizations, schools, and agencies in the community to bring about local change.