PIKEVILLE – New opportunities are awaiting University of Pikeville students this fall, including the addition of a Teacher Leader master’s degree, a theatre minor and an Esports program.
Students at the University of Pikeville may choose from 27 majors and 11 pre-professional programs. In addition to undergraduate programs, the Coleman College of Business offers an MBA.
The Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education (TLM) at the Patton College of Education offers personalized professional development and integrated learning opportunities for aspiring and practicing educators. The college of education also offers programs in elementary, middle grades and secondary education.
“The UPIKE TLM curriculum includes extensive use of district and school-specific data and resources including the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan (CDIP), Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP), results of the state-mandated assessments, and the Professional Growth and Evaluation System (PGES),” said David Barnett, Ed.D., founding dean of the Patton College of Education.
“We are very excited get the school year started and with the many great things happening on campus it is certainly a great time to be a Bear. Room is still available and whether you are a new freshman or a transfer student, we look forward to having you join the UPIKE family,” said Thomas Hess, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and vice president for academic affairs.
The new theatre minor allows students with an interest in the dramatic arts, both onstage and backstage, to explore, learn and grow by experiencing first-hand what theatre production entails. The program places an emphasis on “doing” and is a great way for students of all majors to add an arts component to their degree path.
Esports, the university’s newest varsity sport, quickly earned international attention, receiving more than 700 applications from 11 countries when it was announced last December. UPIKE is the second school in the country to make Esports part of the varsity athletics program and to offer scholarships. The university will compete as a co-ed sport in the Collegiate Star League, an intercollegiate gaming league open to all accredited colleges and universities in North America.
Open registration for the fall semester at UPIKE will be held Aug. 20-21, from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. The registration process will begin in the Administration Building, ground floor. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 24. Scholarships and financial aid are still available.
For more information about fall registration, call the Office of Admissions at (606) 218-5251. A complete list of class offerings, the course catalog and other helpful information is available online at www.upike.edu.