Embody world-class academic excellence
Become a world-class educator equipped with the academic, personal, and technical skills to help students thrive. The Asbury University School of Education offers a variety of teacher education programs including on-campus and online bachelor’s degrees and graduate programs for both certified teachers and those pursuing initial certification.
With high passing rates of graduates on the PRAXIS exam, our alumni are sought after by employers. To ensure quality for the public, the School of Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and at the state level by the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). 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.
With a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality, Asbury University encourages its students to study, worship, and serve together on a campus located 20 minutes southwest of Lexington in Wilmore, Kentucky. Primarily a four-year, multi-denominational institution, the University has been at the heart of spiritual movements throughout its history.
The University provides many opportunities for student involvement both on and off campus. Internships, exchange programs, missions, and community service opportunities are also available and are part of the curriculum in nearly every major.
Asbury by the numbers
Asbury University’s 1,956 students come from 41 states and 35 foreign nations, and more than 80% of students live on campus. Classes are taught by experienced scholars, 75% of whom hold terminal degrees in their field of study. Asbury University’s 15 academic departments offer over 150 areas of study, including online programs. The University offers several master’s degrees in business administration, media communication and education, including alternative certification programs. More than 22,000 living alumni of the University surround the globe, leading and serving in all 50 states and at least 80 nations.
Named one of the most affordable Christian colleges in the nation
Ranked #14 among the "Best Regional Universities" in the South and #1 in Kentucky | U.S. News & World Report, 2022-2023
• Elementary School Grades P–5
• Middle School Grades 5–9
P-12 Education and Secondary Education 8-12 (in conjunction with other departments)
• Art Grades P–12
• Biological Science Grades 8–12
• Chemistry Grades 8–12
• English Grades 8–12
• French Grades P–12
• Health Education & Physical Education Grades P–12
• Latin Education P–12
• Mathematics Grades 8–12
• Music Education P–12
• Social Studies Grades 8–12
• Spanish Grades P–12
Dual certification available as second major
• LBD P–12 Dual Certification (only with an Education first major)
Pre-education (Associate of Arts degree)
“My professors in the History Department challenge me more than faculty at other schools would even be able to. By embracing a Christian perspective, we can dive deeper into history and tackle hard, uncomfortable moral issues. No school, department, or faculty is perfect, but personally I wouldn't trust my education with anyone else.”
“Asbury is a place where you can find a true sense of belonging. While you're learning and academically preparing for adult life, you're also spiritually preparing for the life God has called you to in the future. It's full of professors that care so much about you and incredible friends you'll have for the rest of your life.”
“Not only do your professors go above and beyond to help you academically, but they care about you spiritually. By no means does a Christian classroom hinder learning in any way. I believe my professors in the History Department challenge me more than faculty at other schools would even be able to.”
“The professors always put the students' needs above their own. Professors are also personable and relatable since the teacher-student ratio is low. I also love the friendly atmosphere created by everyone on campus with smiling faces. God is always moving here and has changed me in ways that are indescribable.”