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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education

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Location: Mathematics-Education-Psychology Center 206
Telephone: 859-572-6069
Fax: 859-572-6623
Email Address: coehsdean@nku.edu
Web Address: https://www.nku.edu/academics/coe.html
Dean: Ginni Fair
Other Key Personnel:

Associate Dean: Steve Crites

Welcome to the College of Education. Our talented faculty and staff ensure that our programs have rigor, relevance, and sustainability of the highest caliber, and we pride ourselves on the quality of relationships we create and foster with students and colleagues alike. The collaborative effort of all of our partners increases the impact of our college across the region and beyond.

The College of Education is an outstanding place for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners to learn, teach, and work together. We are delighted that you have discovered us - and we invite you to explore the educational and experiential riches associated with our programs and exceptional faculty and staff.

College Advising Center

Location: Mathematics-Education-Psychology Center 230
Telephone: 859-572-6944
Web Address: https://www.nku.edu/academics/coe/advising.html
Director: Anna Stryker

Josh Brittingham
Patsy Fisk
Maren Harris
Erin Sanders


Shirley Burris

Advisors in the COE Advising Center provide assistance and academic advising to students majoring in one of the college’s undergraduate programs. Students in the College of Education and Human Services are assigned an advisor based on their major and last name. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, students should click on the advising appointment link (https://www.nku.edu/academics/chhs/advising/ourpeople.html).


The education/school counseling/educational leadership programs are accredited by CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). The special education program is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children.


Center for Environmental Education

Location: Mathematics-Education-Psychology Center 160
Telephone: 859-572-5239
Email Address: enved@nku.edu
Web Address: http://nku.edu/enved

The Center for Environmental Education is an NKU center within the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Services. As such, it provides both formal and informal learning experiences for pre-service, in-service, formal, and informal educators. Formal learning experiences include a variety of undergraduate- and graduate-level environmental education courses, micro-credentials, and endorsement program for licensed teachers. Informal learning experiences include professional development workshops, P-12 outreach, university partnerships, and community events to promote environmental stewardship. NKU undergraduate students are involved with the work of the CEE via internships, undergraduate research, teaching experiences, and lesson development. The CEE is part of the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education (KUPEE) collaborative, and works collectively to promote environmental literacy across Kentucky. The CEE works with area teachers to provide hands-on experiences, curriculum resources, and materials to enhance their environmental education experience.

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