Institutes and Centers
Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies
The mission of the Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies is to maximize learning opportunities for gifted and talented students in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region and beyond.
Northern Kentucky Center for Educator Excellence
The mission of the Center for Educator Excellence is to foster collaboration in the Northern Kentucky region to recruit, support, and retain highly qualified educators who will meet or exceed national standards as they prepare all children to be productive participants in the global, knowledge-based economy.
Center for Environmental Education
The Center serves northern Kentucky and the greater Cincinnati area and is part of a network of centers established at each of the eight state universities. The Center provides professional development, loans educational materials, collaborates with other regional and state environmental organizations, conducts school and community outreach programs and environmental education research.
Training Resource Center
To assist the Department for Community Based Services in developing and facilitating a professional, modern training system for its staff and Foster Parents. Our mission, directly in line with NKU’s mission and values, is to support public engagement that advances the progress of the region through community collaboration.
Training and Development Center
The Training and Development Center (TDC) is a unique community-based service and training program that provides low-cost mental health services to underserved residents of northern Kentucky. The program is operated by the Department of Counseling, Social Work, and Leadership and serves as a high-quality training site for NKU students. In collaboration with NKU faculty and community mental health, criminal justice, and addiction services agencies, the TDC provides practicum and internship training and professional development experiences for students while assisting clients who would otherwise fall through cracks in the existing services systems.
This network studies and examines educator dispositions and their effect on collegiality and student learning. The network hosts an annual conference for further exploration and discussion of educator dispositions.