Preparing Educators as Leaders

About the School

Founded in 1909, the University of Kansas School of Education educates future teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists and health and sport professionals.

The KU School of Education offers a variety of programs from it's Lawrence Campus site at Joseph R. Pearson Hall and Robinson Center. School also offers several graduate degree programs through the KU Edwards Campus in Kansas City.

Our Mission

Within the University, the School of Education serves Kansas, the nation and the world by (1) preparing individuals to be leaders and practitioners in education and related human service fields, (2) expanding and deepening understanding of education as a fundamental human endeavor, and (3) helping society define and respond to its educational responsibilities and challenges.

To accomplish this mission, the School of Education (1) offers an extensive curriculum leading to academic degrees and professional licensure, (2) requires faculty and students to engage in scholarship, and (3) provides a wide range of professional services to schools, other institutions, and individuals.

Dean's Message

Rick Ginsberg, DeanWelcome to the KU School of Education! Please browse through our web-site to discover the many undergraduate and graduate programs we offer and learn more about the exciting opportunities available at KU. Our outstanding students are highly engaged in the learning process across the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs we offer. The KU faculty are renowned and among the most productive in the nation. Indeed, the two largest research grants in the history of the University of Kansas are ones that our faculty are currently conducting. It is no wonder that our programs are so highly regarded in rankings, by employers, and by current and former students.

The School is on the forefront of employing technology into research and instruction, and we are offering many hybrid and on-line programs that are as innovative as any in the world. Our facilities are state-of-the-art, and we would be pleased to offer you a tour should you decide to visit Lawrence. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our school. We are proud of our faculty, students and alumni, and we invite you to join the School of Education family. You’ll learn, as so many have before you, that KU is a great place to learn and study.

With warmest regards,
Rick Ginsberg, Ph.D. Dean
ginsberg@ku.edu

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10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
#1 public program in nation for special education
—U.S. News & World Report
Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12