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Register Now to Level Up Skills in Professional Learning Series With UK's College of Education

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2020) — The University of Kentucky College of Education is launching a new Professional Learning Series. Open to anyone, the series is designed to help participants level up their skills in a selection of self-paced and live workshops — all online this summer.

When participants successfully complete a workshop, they will earn a digital badge to add to their resume, email signature, or website. 

“We wanted to create a way for people who value lifelong learning to spend time with the same world-class faculty our students know and love. Our faculty are dynamic, engaging and enjoy the process of making their knowledge and research accessible to the broader community. As a land grant institution, we are dedicated to putting into practice community-relevant and community-focused solutions,” said Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, associate dean and professor.

The workshops are available to anyone — no matter where they are located. Workshops do not lead to college credit, but can build toward a micro-credential.

Faculty will cover topics in health and wellness, teacher enhancement and early childhood education. Designed to be enriching and affordable, the series draws on the expertise of faculty in a college ranked No. 1 in Kentucky and among the top 30 public colleges of education in the nation.

Topics offered this summer are ideal for pre-service or in-service teachers (PK-12 ), nonprofit educators, parents/guardians, community professionals and business leaders. They are designed to bolster participants’ proficiency and marketability in the professional arena.

Explore workshop offerings and register here. Registration is open through Wednesday, June 10, for some sessions, and Tuesday, June 30, for others. See each workshop description for its deadline.

Questions about the Professional Learning Series should be directed to Mariama Lockington, program coordinator, at

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $501 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.