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 »

Our Programs

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School of Education - Party on the Patio on Sept. 6
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Poet offers insights to Jayhawk experience through wordplay "Welcome to KU. Where questions rest, in stacks of answers from the past. …" Listen to Topher Enneking, a spoken word poet and former KU football player, as he weaves the experience of KU and its traditions through this storytelling and wordplay performance. Learn more about KU traditions at http://www.ku.edu/about/traditions/. Welcome to KU. Where questions rest in stacks of answers from the past. Where dreams crawl out of bed And learn to walk Uphill both ways. Where freshmen stand on stilts And hang from the rafters, While the wheat waves In a fieldhouse Where the Phog rolls in Helping us to see Through the past into the future. Haunting hosts giving handouts in a heritage Too heavy to grasp til you add to it. So it may be born anew, Allowing our boots to stand in the ash of oppression’s hate But shine bright as the sun While war cries of warriors past Ring in our ears long after their battles are won. Memorials telling time, “you don’t have to stand still.” Because the top of the world Is just up that Hill. Where our natural history is an awe-struck echo Of world’s fair and equal Past, present and future, prelude and sequel. Where our flags fly above planes. Where we build in chalks that can’t be erased. Stone edifices made to last So you would walk Past their doors, down their halls And let your voice fill their room. Because only in empty silence can destruction loom. So stand tall. Wrap your arms around this crowd Sing our alma mater and sing it out loud. Let your voice sing in chorus and reach other nations Beckoning new Jayhawks to spark new collaborations Because you are the mortar that will hold these walls upright. Your future Your dreams are why Jayhawks did fight For the tradition before you Was merely prelude For what will come next now that you’re at KU.


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