Preparing Educators as Leaders

Your program options are endless: variety of levels and content areas.

We all understand that the "one size fits all" business model does not apply to the education industry. For more than a century, the KU School of Education has been home to the following academic departments, offering students similar to yourself a variety of programs to suit their career goals and move our society forward in addressing needs for all students and wellness audiences.  

Department of Curriculum & Teaching

Early Childhood Education
Curriculum & Instruction
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Reading & Literacy
Graduate Licensure Programs

Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

PK-12 Administration
Higher Education Administration
Educational Technology
Policy Studies in Education
Social & Cultural Studies in Education

Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences

Athletic Training
Community Health
Health & Physical Education
Exercise Science
Sport Management

Department of Psychology & Research in Education

Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology & Research
School Psychology

Department of Special Education

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Early Childhood Unified
High-Incidence & Low-Incidence Disabilities
Secondary Special Education Transition


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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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