Preparing Educators as Leaders

Preparing Educators As Leaders.

At the KU School of Education, we are preparing educators as leaders.  Our outstanding graduate students are highly engaged in the learning process across the varying levels of study available: Master’s, Educational Specialist, Graduate Licensure Programs, and also as non-degree seeking students.  The KU School of Education continues its leadership in graduate education in fields impacting schools and communities across the nation.  

Once you’ve decided on the best program for you, use the Apply Now button to get started! Graduate applicants at the KU School of Education are recommended for admission to the KU Office of Graduate Studies by their academic department.  Please note that KU does not accept paper applications for admission.  The online application is designed to give you the ability to submit all supporting documents in one form. 

Apply now to get begin the next step of your career as an educator or wellness professional.


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Learn more about the Practicing Educator Sponsorship Program offered to PK-12 public (or private) school district educators interested in a graduate program in education at KU.

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
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
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