College of Education

Leadership for Community Education and Human Learning

150 hours working hands-on with community partners

#1 Education School

in Kentucky (US News & World Report)

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Want to become an effective leader in your community?

If you are interested in implementing education programs outside the traditional school/classroom structure, this major is for you! This program will prepare you to facilitate educational programming for your and adult learners within communities and organizations. You will also learn to serve as an effective leader, creating connections between community members and leaders/decision-makers. (This major does not lead to teacher certification).


Why Choose UK Leadership for Community Education and Human Learning?

  • You will learn from hands-on, heavily engaged curriculum.
  • You will have high career flexibility and accessibility. 
  • You will be taught by research leaders in the field. 
  • You will experience a diverse community with many opportunities to get involved.



Grow Your Future

With this degree, you will have access to a steadily growing number of jobs in communities. Examples include:‚Äč

  • Non-Profit Educational Outreach
  • Civic Government Leadership
  • Government Program Education
  • Athletic Community Education
  • For Profit Educational Programming
  • Local Community Leadership
  • Family Resource & Youth Service Centers
  • Religious Education Programs
  • Family-Centered or Education-Centered Entrepreneurship


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Apply for College of Education Scholarships

In addition to automatic and competitive scholarships from the University of Kentucky, our students are also eligible for a variety of scholarship awards from the College of Education.

For incoming freshmen the scholarship application deadline is February 1. 

For transfer and current students the scholarship application deadline is April 5.

Student Organizations

Students can find many opportunities to join organizations. Learn more about student organizations in our college.