Asbury University is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

All programs provided within the School of Education are accredited at the state level by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) nationally by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


King Curriculum Lab

Located in the Kinlaw Library, KL 149

The mission of the Education Curriculum Lab is to “provide resources and services to facilitate the preparation of professional educators at the undergraduate and the graduate levels”. The lab has over 8,000 resources including textbooks, curriculum guides, and educational journals in a number of subjects. The lab also houses a collection of literature for children and adolescents.

Undergraduate & Degree Completion

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Undergraduate Programs
We care deeply about our undergraduate students and the instruction they receive in the School of Education. That caring is rooted in a Christ-like modeling of a balanced life in all facets of our daily journey. Our professors model positive relationships with their students and a passion for teaching and learning.

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.

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