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PRE students in discussion

The department's MS and PhD programs in counseling psychology respectively prepare individuals to work as professional counselors and as counseling psychologists.


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PRE student and professor Bruce Frey in discussion

Educational Psychology and Research (EPR) programs lead to a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) or a doctoral (Ph.D.).


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PRE students in discussion

The School Psychology programs combine coursework in both theory and research with supervised practice in public school settings to prepare individuals to work in public school, university and community settings.


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Pre-Ed Students: Have you completed your application to the KU School of Education undergraduate professional programs? Just a reminder, applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on September 16th. For more information and to begin the application process for your program, please visit our homepage at http://soe.ku.edu.

KU student tricks monkey flower into growing protective ‘hair’ Thanks to a KU Undergraduate Research Award (see more at http://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/fund/ugra), Sukhindervir Sandhu, a KU junior in biochemistry, figured out which genetic button to push to get a monkey flower, or Mimulus guttatus, to grow protective trichomes, or plant hair. Sandhu was able to track it down to a gene called SKP-1. By silencing SKP-1, he discovered that gene regulates plant hair growth in monkey flowers.


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