Keeran School of Education

Learning Pathway

KCU’s Teaching And Learning Pathway:

  • Is designed for High School students who want to become teachers
  • Provides dual credit courses to high school students that serve as a pathway into a teacher education program

KCU’s Teaching and Learning Pathway Will:

  • Provide a balance of scholarly and clinical experiences that emphasize reflective practice
  • Create authentic experiences that engage students in effective educator practices
  • Create knowledge, skills, and dispositions of effective educators
  • Engage rising educators as participants in the statewide community of educators
  • Provide online asynchronous instruction as dual credit
  • Partner with local school districts to best develop individual plans of teacher

Preparation education and clinical experience:

  • Provide college course advising to high school students
  • Provide college readiness indicators
  • Possibly shorten the length of college attendance
  • Provide scholarship opportunities for those completing the program

Tuition per course is 2/5 the cost of KCTC courses



To complete the Teaching and Learning Career Pathway, students must complete these four (4) courses: 

Learning Communities
Students develop an understanding of the various responsibilities and systems involved in the K-12 educational system. Specifically, students acquire the knowledge of education through perspectives of classroom, school, district, state, and federal roles.


Learner Centered Classroom
Students develop rising educators’ awareness of their funds of knowledge, as well as their personal bias that develop from their life experiences. Using research-based methods, students develop methods to impact student equity based on culturally competent models as well as growth mindset method.


The Professional Educator
Students will develop an understanding of how educators advance their profession within the classroom. Specifically, students will gain both the knowledge and skills to plan, deliver, and reflect on the process of teaching and learning.


Collaborative Clinical Experience
Students refine the required knowledge and skills to be an effective educator while also practicing the dispositions necessary for the educational profession. Specifically, students will gain an understanding of how teachers lead through individual and collaborative growth and reflection.

Completing Dual Credit with a B or higher meets the assessment portion of the pathway. 






Course Components for Teacher Education Program at KCU


Teaching And Learning Pathway Courses And (Hours)    
Learning Communities* (3)
Learner Centered Classrooms* (3)
The Professional Educator* (3)
Collaborative Clinical Experience* (3)
Total…………………………………. 12


General Core Component Course Options And (Hours)
Composition I* (3)
Composition II* (3)
US History I (3)
Intermediate Algebra or Higher (3)
Human Bio or Principles of Biology (3)
Speech* (3)
American Literature (3)
Micro or Macro -Economics (3)

 18 hours from the above General Core or Other Elective
Admission to the Teacher Education Program Total = 30+

*Required Courses for Admission to Teacher Education Program




Scholarship Opportunities

Kentucky Christian University Scholarships & Award Opportunities Are Available Upon Completion of the Program


KCU Award      
Based on Location (home state)

KCU Opportunity Grant
Based on ACT/SAT scores

KCU Commitment Award
Based on EFC (estimated family contribution) as determined by FAFSA

Alumni Scholarship
Must be the child or grandchild of a KCU graduate

Lusby Award for
Excellence in Christ, Character & Career

Competitive scholarship based on required essay; only 5 students chosen; Amount $15,000

Covenant Church

Must be a member of a KCU Covenant Church

Alumni Referral Award
One-time, $500 award if referred by an alumnus of KCU

Trustee Referral Award
One-time, $1,000 award if student referred by a member of KCU’s Board of Trustees

Sibling Scholarship
Awarded to sibling (only) of current KCU student

*Athletic scholarships are determined by the coaches of each sport.


For more information contact Dr. Lisa Conn 

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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