The mission of the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education (KATE) is to provide support, training, and resources that empower educators to utilize omnipresent technology in their classrooms. KATE works closely with the College of Education and Human Services to maintain our buildings on campus as state-of-the-art technology facilities. KATE also works with P-12 schools to provide visionary technology leadership and training to Kentucky educators.

General Information

The Kentucky Academy of Technology Education was created in 1996 as a collaborative effort designed to improve instruction and learning in Kentucky schools. The Academy was created and located at Murray State University as a result of an initiative sponsored by Murray State's College of Education and Human Services, with Continuing Education and Academic Outreach, as well as the Region One Service Center, the West Kentucky Educational Cooperative, the Rural Telecommunications Research Center, and the Kentucky Department of Education. KATE has evolved, over the past 19 years, into a resource for pk-12 teachers throughout the Kentucky. KATE also serves as the technology support unit for the College of Education and Human Services. KATE is committed to:

  • Facilitating implementation of state and national standards for the use of technology in instruction
  • Enabling teachers and students to use technology tools to solve problems and make decisions using higher-level thinking skills
  • Sponsoring activities that promote best instructional technology practices in the classroom
  • Providing a variety of web resources including a data repository of learning objects aligned to Kentucky curriculum documents and state and national technology standards
  • Utilizing all available mediums for improvement of instructional technology
  • Creating technology rich educational environments at the university level to foster pre-service educator technology exposure and usage.

Address and Phone

The Kentucky Academy of Technology Education
Murray State University
226 Alexander Hall
Murray, KY 42071-3340

Phone: 270.809.5360