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Patton College of Education
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
Teaching is more than a job; it is a rewarding career. If you have the dedication and passion to pursue a career in education, the Patton College of Education can help you reach your goal. We work closely with our surrounding schools and districts to design and implement quality educator training programs that prepare successful teachers at the elementary, middle, or high school levels. In addition, the Patton College of Education understands that schools need teachers who are dedicated to learning, leading, and empowering others through their professional knowledge and leadership skills. Therefore, the goal of our Teacher Leader Master’s Program is to equip teachers with the necessary leadership skills to positively transform their classrooms, schools, districts, and the profession. Patton College of Education faculty members have many years of combined experience within P-12 classrooms. They are committed to the success of every student and provide the ongoing support that is so important to our teacher education candidates. The majority of our students obtain jobs the first year after graduation and remain in education throughout their careers.
All PCOE degree programs are offered as either BA or BS degree options, unless specified.
Elementary Education (Certification in Grades P-5)
A candidate who completes a program in elementary education will be prepared to teach in primary through fifth grade.
Middle Grades Education (Certification in Grades 5-9)
A candidate who completes a program in middle grades education will be prepared to teach in grades five through nine. Program areas include: science, social studies, English, or math.
Secondary Education (Certification in Grades 8-12)
A candidate who completes a program in secondary education will be prepared to teach in grades eight through twelve. Program areas include biology, chemistry, English, math, or social studies.
Teacher Leader Master’s Program (Rank 1 Master’s Degree,
Rank 1 Non-Degree, Rank 2 Master’s Degree, or Endorsement for Certification Only)
VisionThe Patton College of Education will collaborate with colleagues, P-12 partners, and community members to empower teachers to serve and lead in rural Appalachia and beyond and to improve our community, region, country, and world through education and leadership.MissionThe mission of the Patton College of Education is to model best practices, create challenging learning experiences, use technology resources, and address diverse learning needs to prepare teachers for the schools and communities in which they will serve. Core Values:
All teacher education programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are state accredited through the Education Professional Standards Board.