Kentucky State University is a state-approved and nationally accredited Educator Preparation Provider (EPP), offering eight undergraduate and one graduate Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs). Four of the EPPs are housed in the School of Education and Human Development, and five are housed in other divisions at KSU. Information that pertains to all EPPs as well as specific information about Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, and Physical Education and Health are provided in this section. Specific academic requirements for programs housed outside the School of Education and Human Development are provided in the catalog sections pertaining to those divisions. In addition to EPPs, the School of Education and Human Development offers two programs that are not affiliated with careers in education. The Physical Education “non-teaching” program prepares graduates for professional careers in areas of health and wellness, including athletic training, coaching, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
To earn an undergraduate degree from the School of Education and Human Development, a student admitted to KSU must complete all course, field and clinical experiences Students should consult with their academic advisors and the faculty to learn more about their specific programs. Requirements for admission to the University, admission to a Educator Preparation Program (EPP), admission to student teaching, and/or program completion may be changed by a decision or action of an accrediting agency, the Kentucky Legislature, KSU Faculty Senate, KSU administration, the Teacher Education Committee (TEC), or the EPP. Students who are admitted to an EPP and then are not enrolled in courses for a period of 18 months or longer, are withdrawn from the EPP. When students re-enroll in the University, they must meet the criteria for admission to their EPP that are in place at that time.