Welcome to the Department of Psychology and Research in Education!

The Department of Psychology and Research in Education (PRE) offers graduate training in Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology and Research, and School Psychology. Classes, seminars, and field experiences with professors and supervisors provide the student with the skills necessary for positions in a variety of settings.  Learn more »

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Explore KU: The Bells of Mount Oread KU’s Campanile, a 120-foot-tall timepiece that tolls automatically on the hour and quarter-hour, not only sounded in the 2015 New Year at midnight with 12 mighty gongs, but also regularly rings up memories for many Jayhawks – the 277 faculty and students who gave their lives during World War II, the graduates who walk through its doors at commencement, and aspiring students who have strolled through the Lawrence campus. (See http://bit.ly/1xjjwJj). For nearly 60 years, KU’s 53-bell carillon has been tolling the sounds of peace and serenity across Mount Oread since it was installed in June 1955 inside the landmark World War II Memorial Campanile, which was dedicated in 1951. (See http://bit.ly/1BoL9jv) The carillon is also a four-octave musical instrument, which is played with a giant keyboard and foot pedals. University Carillonneur Elizabeth Egber-Berghout (http://bit.ly/14fiBPl), associate professor of carillon and organ, climbs 77 steps up a spiral staircase in the bell tower to perform recitals several times a month.


Why KU
  • The specialist program in school psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists
  • School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Doctoral programs in school psychology and counseling psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • Involved in $22 million project to create new testing system for special education students
  • Robert Harrington is creating a certification program in bullying prevention for educators