School of Teacher Education
The School of Teacher Education prepares students to serve as reflective decision makers in instructional settings for diverse learners. The professional education unit is a community of learners committed to life-long learning in their own lives, as well as fostering a spirit of inquiry in the lives of others. Professional education faculty members provide a dynamic, intellectually stimulating environment that reflects current knowledge of how individuals learn and the best instructional practices to facilitate learning and development.
Redesigned programs in the school include curricula that are designed to address student learning from a holistic perspective and incorporate knowledge and skills from multiple disciplines and across all levels of the P-12 educational settings. Initial and advanced teacher candidates will work with students from varied backgrounds who possess a wide range of experiences and differing needs.
STE prepares teachers and other education personnel to facilitate the learning of all P-12 students at high levels.
INTRODUCING THE RE-IMAGINED MASTERS IN ADVANCED TEACHER EDUCATION
The School of Teacher Education’s newly redesigned Masters of Education (MAE) in Advanced Teacher Education degree is a transformational and personalized experience, informed by ongoing collaboration with school district partners and WKU faculty.
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITY IN TEACHING PROGRAMS
Recruitment in Equity and Diversity in Teaching Program
At Western Kentucky University, the Recruitment in Equity and Diversity in Teaching Program (REDTP) is committed to increasing the number of teachers in Kentucky classrooms through recruitment and retention efforts. The program is dedicated to assisting students who are pursuing teacher education as a major and collaborates with the Kentucky Department of Education and area school districts in bringing resources together.
Scholarship Opportunities & Financial Support
WKU offers generous scholarships that may help you further reduce the cost of the Hilltopper experience.