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

students in PRE class

Happy Labor Day from the KU School of Education! We hope your restful holiday is enjoyed with family, friends, and loved ones.
Happy Labor Day from the KU School of Education! We hope your restful holiday is enjoyed with family, friends, and loved ones. #KUSOE
KU ODYSSEY team digs for clues to ancient Pleistocene people Searching for evidence of early people living on the plains in the late Pleistocene age, (see http://bit.ly/1li6uYX) Rolfe Mandel, a KU distinguished professor of anthropology, led an excavation in July 2014 in the “Coffey Site” along the Big Blue River bank in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Mandel says artifacts from Pleistocene period sediments could provide more clues about the Clovis and pre-Clovis people, who were the founding inhabitants of the Americas.


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