Coletta Parsley, Ed.D.

Director of Teacher Education; Associate Professor of Education

  • Office: Armington Learning Center, 432
  • Telephone: (606) 218-5315
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EDU 640 Content Knowledge Enhancement
EDU 650 Instructional Design
EDU 312 Social Studies in the Elementary School and the Middle School I
EDU 314 Social in the Elementary School and Middle School II

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Elementary Education from Pikeville College, Pikeville, KY

Master’s (M.A.) Degree in School Administration from Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree in Instructional Leadership from Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) Degree in Educational Leadership with Specialty in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY

Kentucky Certified Teacher, Supervisor of Instruction, and School Principal


  1. Doctoral (Ed.D.) Dissertation- Examining Educator Perceptions of Teacher Leadership Practices by Organizational Levels in Eastern Kentucky Schools
  2. Presentation- Peer Collaboration in the Classroom: Utilizing, Facilitating, and Evaluating Authentic Group Tasks with other education faculty at the Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators (KATE) Conference
  3. Trained as an accreditation site visitor and annual report reviewer for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  4. Completed an advanced study in school improvement strategies and earned certification as a School Improvement Specialist from the Institute for Performance Improvement

Teacher Leadership Practices

Kentucky Education Association – Student Program (KEA-SP)