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Our Mission

The mission of the Keeran School of Education is to enhance the preparation of professional educators who embody Christ, who are enlivened with ethical character, and who strive for life-long academic excellence, spiritual integrity, and servant leadership.


Welcome to the Keeran School of Education at Kentucky Christian University. As you visit our pages we hope that you will sense the dedication and purpose of our faculty, staff, and students. Most teachers were inspired by a mentor or great example of an educator. We want our students to be that kind of teacher. There is rigorous preparation for the changing tasks of education and our students are highly sought after in the communities around us. To accomplish this readiness our student have extensive practice teaching, assessment design, and professional development. It is our mission to develop good teachers who have a heart for children and a desire to help every child grow.


Keeran School of Education graduates  will: understand how learners grow and develop; understand individual differences; be able to work with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning; understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s); create learning experiences that make the discipline accessible and meaningful; understand how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives; understand  and use  multiple methods of assessment; be able to plan instruction that supports every student; understand and use a variety of instructional strategies; and, engage in ongoing professional learning; seek appropriate leadership roles.

Accreditation and Recognition

The Keeran School of Education is accredited by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board to offer approved teacher preparation programs.

KSE is a recognized leader in Northeastern Kentucky areas. The school draws students from many states as well as a number of international students. One of the success stories of KSE is the number of K-12 educators who are still in Education. In a recent survey 70% responded that they still work in the education field, this is far above the national average. Just in Carter County 43 graduates work in the school system. Considering the close proximity of Ohio and West Virginia that number would increase dramatically.


Kentucky Christian University Public Announcement of the EPSB Review

The Keeran School of Education at Kentucky Christian University is scheduled for a fall 2021 accreditation review by the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB).  State regulation requires that the accrediting agency allow for public comment on the qualifications of institutions or programs under consideration for initial and continuing accreditation.

Both EPSB and Kentucky Christian University recognize graduates, parents, schools, and community organizations have valuable perspectives on the quality of the programs that prepare teachers and other school personnel.  We invite interested parties to submit written testimony on the Keeran School of Education to the:

Allison Bell, Branch Manager
Educator Preparation Branch
Division of Educator Preparation and Certification
Kentucky Department of Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY  40601

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered at Kentucky Christian University, and should specify the respondent’s relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).  Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to Kentucky Christian University for comment prior to the review.  No anonymous or oral testimony will be considered.

Letters of comment should be received by June 19, 2021.

Well Equipped

“I look back at my four years at Kentucky Christian University often and fondly. The classes were relevant, the professors were genuine, and the campus was focused on the schools mission: Christ, Character, Career. I was well equipped to minister to and lead worship in the hundreds of congregations we visit each year as the band “64 to Grayson”. If I went back and was faced with the choice to go to KCU again, I would do it in a heartbeat.”

Zack Shelton, Class of 2013

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