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

Educator Preparation Programs are fully accredited by the State of Kentucky – Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB),  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School of Education (SACS).

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.

Additional programs are available for students interested in careers in:

  • Physical Education,
  • Recreation
  • Sports Management
  • Athletic Training

Goals & Objectives

The overall goal of the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is to produce the best possible teachers for preschool, elementary and secondary schools. Program objectives are to provide each student with the following:

  • A strong liberal studies foundation which will enable students to think critically, express themselves with clarity, make independent and rational judgments, and become life-long learners;
  • The pedagogical skills and competencies needed to create an environment conducive to learning for preschool, elementary, and secondary school students;
  • A thorough understanding of the content taught in grades P–12;
  • An understanding of the function and role of schools and teachers in a democratic, multicultural/ diverse society; and
  • Field experiences which lead to a commitment to become a teacher who is a liberator through education.


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

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