Preparing Educators as Leaders

Student Mentorship

Let us help to provide you academic feedback and planning.  As a part of your academic advising experiences, we can share time and crisis management resources, connect you with career exploration options, and much more!

Multicultural Events & Activities

In addition to its focus on academics, the Multicultural Scholars Program features mandatory extra-curricular activities that provide opportunities for the students to attend cultural events that they may have otherwise not have had the opportunity to experience. These may include, but are not limited to, ballets, concerts, plays, and athletic events.  You'll also have an opportunity to be involved as an active member with the KU School of Education's various activities and student groups including social events, luncheons, and picnics.

Scholarships & Travel Abroad Opportunities

The Multicultural Scholars Program at the KU School of Education is financially supported by the commitment from donors who have been and continue to be strong advocates for the program. Various scholarships are available to MSP students at the KU School of Education, and individual amounts are to be determined by contract.

Apply for the Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) at KU today.


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Contact Us - MSP

Michele Casavant Michele Casavant
Director, MSP Program
casavant@ku.edu
785-864-7096

MSP 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
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
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