The School of Education is dedicated to the fulfillment of the University’s mission statement which specifically addresses the need for preparing minority students for careers in P-12 education and human services.

As liberators through education, KSU teacher candidates are primarily learners who recognize the value of education and the inherent power of acquiring and utilizing knowledge. They understand the intellectual diligence required to acquire the knowledge necessary to qualify as a professional educator; they acquire the content knowledge important to the teaching in their content area; they know the primary importance of effective communication skills; they know the need to serve the community as a leader and role model who will shape diverse communities and exemplify the principles of high ethical conduct and individual responsibility; and they know that the pursuit of knowledge is a lifelong endeavor and continually seek to develop in their students a love of learning.

Programs Offered

Baccalaureate Degree programs leading to teacher certification are offered in the following fields:

Elementary Education

Secondary Education

P-12 Certification

Coursework leading to the baccalaureate degree is offered in the field of Child Development and Family Relations, which prepares students to teach in preschool programs and to work in related agencies.


Kentucky State University
400 East Main St.
Frankfort, Ky. 40601

  • Location: Hathaway Hall, Suite 108
  • Phone: (502) 597-5919

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