Dean's Message

Dean Larson The University of Louisville and CEHD are proud to share our recent good news and acknowledge many extraordinary efforts of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and P-12 and community partners, which resulted in official notices of our continuing national/state accreditations of undergraduate and graduate programs in the college. Each of these accreditation processes involved extensive self-study; program reviews; data collection, analyses, and continuous improvement plans; faculty qualifications; partner participation and co-construction of curriculum and assessments in programs; student success measures; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and employer feedback among other elements of each review.

The Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) is a national (University) accreditation of all initial and advanced educator preparation programs, and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) is a state (CEHD) accreditation of all initial and advanced educator preparation programs. During summer 2017, the University and CEHD learned with official audit council and accrediting body letters that both CAEP and EPSB have been granted continuing accreditation in educator preparation programs.

CEHD Fast Facts

  • 23,930 - total number of CEHD alumni (since 1942)
  • 904 - total number of degrees awarded 2016-17 fall and spring
  • 2,500 - number of teacher candidates placed during 2016 in local schools to complete field and clinical experiences toward certification
  • $590,000 - total scholarship funding awarded to CEHD students during the 2016-17 fall and spring semesters
  • 80 - total number of CEHD degree programs including Rank I and Extension programs

CEHD Launches Teaching and Learning Pathway Program

Amy Lingo The CEHD launched this fall a new Teaching and Learning Pathway program that allows high school students to earn college credits towards a teaching degree. Three Kentucky school districts have signed on—Jefferson, Bullitt, and Gallatin counties, and more are expected to come on board in the next few months. Dr. Amy Lingo, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness is leading the program with Teaching and Learning faculty. Read more in UofL Today.

Mark Receives NSF Fellowship

Sheron Mark The National Science Foundation (NSF) selected Dr. Sheron Mark, Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, for the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Fellowship. NSF ITEST supports the research and development of innovative models that engage K-12 students in authentic experiences, which build their capacity to participate in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the information and communications technology workforce of the future. As part of the Fellowship, Dr. Mark participated in the ITEST Summit that was held in Arlington, VA in June, attended several virtual meetings, and will complete an NSF grants writing development course. 

Meet Our New Faculty

The CEHD has welcomed six new faculty members to its team this fall. Read about each one...

CEHD Students Gain Global Learning Through International Learning

belize The CEHD's International Learning Experiences (ILEs) are designed to expand global learning and understanding for students in the college's degree programs. During 2017, 78 students participated in four international programs. Students in teacher education programs traveled to Belize where they taught in local villages; students in art therapy and counseling programs traveled to Ireland to study and discuss mental health issues with representatives from the University of Cork and the Cork Institute of Technology; students in organizational leadership and learning and higher education administration programs attended the University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) conference that was held in Portugal; and students in the sport administration program traveled to Poland to volunteer and work behind the scenes at the 2017 World Games. Students who participate in the ILEs share that it is a life-changing experience, which has a lasting impact on their worldview, global knowledge and career paths.

Greenwell Named Among Business First 20 People to Know

Chris GreenwellLouisville Business First named Dr. Chris Greenwell, Professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, among the 20 People to Know in Sport Business. The list connects the Louisville business community with experts in key roles that are crucial to their businesses.

Foster Presents at Louisville Mayor's Event

Gene Foster Dr. Eugene Foster, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development (ECPY), was invited to speak at Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s Annual Strategic Planning Retreat, which was held at the Speed Art Museum in August. Dr. Foster presented about ECPY’s Cardinal Success Program (CSP) that partners with the Louisville Metro Government’s Youth Detention Services. ECPY faculty, graduate and doctoral students working with CSP provide group counseling services and assist in preparing youth to successfully return to the community and reduce their risk of reoffending. The project began over six months ago and has provided services to more than 200 young people. The partnership is also part of Louisville’s Violence Reduction Strategy.

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CEHD Student Receives Grawemeyer Scholarship

Lindsey Elaine Smith, a freshman in the B.S. in Elementary Education program, was awarded a Grawemeyer Scholarship, which covers full in-state tuition for four years, plus an $8,000 per year educational allowance to cover other academic expenses. It is one of the University's most valuable and competitive scholarships. Read more...

CEHD Student Named Teacher of the Year

Margot Smith, a doctoral student in the Educational Administration Ed.S. program, was selected as the 2017 Hilliard-Lyons Teacher of the Year. She was presented the award during the Hilliard-Lyons Excellence Awards in Recognition of Outstanding Teaching Performance ceremony that was held in April. Smith is a teacher at Cochran Elementary, which is a CEHD partner school.


MaKenzie Selected for KATC Award

Diane MaKenzie

Dr. Diane MaKenzie, a graduate of the Educational Leadership and Organizational Development Ph.D. program and Career Pathway Specialist for JCPS, is the 2017 Career and Technical Administrator of the Year. Dr. MaKenzie and four other teachers in Kentucky were chosen for the award. The Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education (KATC) administers the awards program under the guidelines set by the national Association for Career and Technical Education. The Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation sponsors the program annually. The award recognizes excellence in Career and Technical Education teaching, administration, leadership, and community service.

CEHD Alumna Named Among 40 Under 40 List

Kimberly Morales, a graduate of the MAT in Secondary Education program with a concentration in English, was named among Louisville Business First's 2017 40 Under 40. Morales is the principal of Seneca High School in Jefferson County Schools, Louisville, KY. 

Washington Appointed as DoDEA Superintendent

Youlanda Washington

Dr. Youlanda Washington, a graduate of the Education Administrative Leadership Ph.D. and superintendent certification programs, is the new Kentucky Community Superintendent for the Southeast District Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). She oversees 10 DoDEA schools at Fort Knox and Fort Campbell, which serve more than 4,780 students. She previously served as the principal of Scott Middle School at Fort Knox.