The School of Education

The Asbury University School of Education offers a variety of teacher education programs including bachelor’s degrees for our undergraduate and Adult Professional Studies students, and graduate programs for both certified teachers and those pursuing initial certification.

Regardless of the path you’re on, our mission remains the same: to facilitate the preparation of professional educators who embody world-class academic excellence, spiritual integrity, and servant leadership.

Diddy Terry

Staff Assistant, School of Education - Undergraduate and APS Programs

As the Staff Assistant for the School of Education, Diddy Terry aids the Dean and works primarily with the traditional undergraduate and APS programs.  She received two associated degrees from Lexington Community College, one in Business Management and the other in Accounting.  She received her paralegal cerification from the University of Texas-San Antonio.  She passed the CLA exam and is a nationally certified paralegal.  Diddy and her husband, David, have 3 adult children.

Meet the Expert: Mark Butler

When Asbury University alumni return to campus for Reunion, one of the things they say goes something like, “When I came to class, I knew I wasn’t just another student to my professor. He knew me, he challenged me, and I’m better at what I do now because he knew what he was talking about.” In an ongoing Web series, Asbury will feature just a few of the faculty at Asbury who are making a difference in both their subject areas and their classrooms.

Finding a Calling through Education Program at Asbury

This is the fifth in a series about student internships at Asbury University.

Dr. Michael Hylen

Interim Dean, School of Education / Associate Professor

Prior to coming to Asbury, Michael enjoyed a 25-year career as a public and private school educator.  During that time he served as a high school math teacher and principal.  His most extensive work was as an alternative high school principal for students with emotional disorders and behavior problems.  He worked both in the inner city of St. Louis and in the surrounding counties.  He has an earned Ph.D. from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a specific emphasis on At-Risk Students and Character Education.


PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy

MAED in Educational Leadership and Policy

BS in Mathematics

Selected/Recent Publications: 

Hylen, M (2014). Workbook: Emotion coaching: Emotional Intelligence and Teaching Moral Behaviors. Copyright:August 18, 2016

Hylen, M (2015).  Book review: Character under attack and what you can do about it (2006), Houston, TX: Advanced Publishing, by Carl Sommers.  Journal of Character Education, 11(2), 159-161.


Hylen, M. (2016). Emotion Coaching: Teaching emotional intelligence and moral behaviors. Pre-Conference workshop at the annual Character Plus National Conference, St. Louis, MO, July 2016

Hylen, M. (2016). Student Problem Behaviors: Using Emotion Coaching in Teaching Positive Social Skills. Break out session at the National Alternative Education Association Annual Conference, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, March 2016

Hylen, M. (2016). Emotion Coaching: Teaching emotional intelligence and moral behaviors. Workshop at the Annual At-Risk Youth National Forum as part of the work of the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University, Myrtle Beach, SC, February 2016

Hylen, M. (2015). Be a Coach: Teaching moral behaviors through emotion coaching.  Break out session at the annual Character Education Partnership National Conference, Atlanta, GA,  October 2015.

Hylen, M. (2014).  Student problem behaviors and school discipline codes: Teaching moral behaviors through emotion coaching. Pre-Conference workshop at the annual Association for Moral Education National Conference, Pasadena, CA, November 2014.

Alum Recognized for Success in Elementary Education

Andrea LaMotte '00 lives with her husband, Steve '01, and daughters Abbie and Chloe in Delaware.
Andrea LaMotte '00 lives with her husband, Steve '01, and daughters Abbie and Chloe in Delaware.

Asbury University graduate Andrea Logan ’00 LaMotte is a teacher, and a good one — she was chosen as District Teacher of the year for the Caesar Rodney School District in Delaware for 2012-13.

Jean Howell

Graduate Education Specialist

Engaging Culture Weekend: April 18-20

WILMORE, Ky. — With a schedule of activities ranging from educational forums to the much-anticipated Highbridge Film Festival, Asbury University is primed to showcase its creative interaction with a diverse world of ideas during Engaging Culture Weekend April 18-20.

This sixth-annual event features concerts, theatrical performances, special speakers and visual-art displays both to demonstrate the talents of Asbury students and faculty and to engage with the ideas and philosophies that shape the surrounding culture.

New Grant Extends School of Education's Reach

The iPad in the hands of Dr. Sherry Powers ’77 looks just like all the other technological gadgets that have made life more interesting and convenient in recent years. However, the students and faculty in Asbury University’s School of Education are busily making this small device into a powerful tool for transforming the educational experiences of children around the state.

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