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Licensed School Psychologist

The Kansas Department of Education (KSDE) issues the educator license for school psychologists. If you are a graduate student in education who wishes to become licensed as a PK-12 school psychologist, you must first complete the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree program in School Psychology.  Upon completion of the Ed.S. degree requirements, including the Ed.S. research project and final exam, you will be recommended for the initial two-year license as a school psychologist in Kansas.  To obtain and complete the application for licensure (initial two-year or full) when you have completed - or plan to complete - the requisite courses and field experiences for your degree program, please visit the PK-12 Educator Licensure page  

Students in the Ed.S. degree program in School Psychology wishing to pursue licensure to practice school psychology in school settings are encouraged to discuss licensure with their program advisor and/or the licensure officer at the KU School of Education. ​If you are planning to complete your internship in the fall, you must complete the Ed.S degree requirements by the end of the summer session and file for the degree.  Upon satisfactory completion of the internship experience (typically a one year, full-time on the job), you will be recommended for full licensure/certification at the PK-12 level. 

Learn about our degree program for students interested in School Psychology.

Licensure Announcements
  • KSDE no longer prints or mails paper licenses. Access your license online.
  • The ETS code for KU School of Education is 6871.
  • Fingerprint packets may be picked up in JRP Hall #208
KU Licensure Officer

Alisa Branham
#211 JRP Hall

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