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Educational Specialist in School Psychology at KU 

The Educational Specialist in School Psychology at the University of Kansas prepares and qualifies students to function as a school psychologist in a school setting. It offers the unique opportunity to use your psychology background to make a positive impact on educational effectiveness and the lives of students in your community. Admission to the program does not require a Master's degree, and the required Bachelor's degree does not need to be in psychology.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Dual Programming - Upon completion of the program, graduates will have achieved both an Ed.S. degree in School Psychology and will also have satisfied the requirements for certification/licensure as a school psychologist.
  • Efficient Time-to-Degree - Complete the degree with only two years of full-time graduate study, followed by a nine-month paid internship.
  • Program Reputation - KU’s Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) program in School Psychology is offered through the School of Education, which was recently ranked 8th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools. 
  • Nationally-accredited Program - The KU School of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.
  • State-approved Program - The Ed.S. program in School Psychology is approved by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).
  • Professionally-recognized Program - The Ed.S. program in School Psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP: through Dec. 31, 2018).
  • 100% Placement Rates - Thanks to our renowned faculty and top-tier students, the School Psychology program places each and every student in both internships and full-time employment positions.
  • High job satisfaction - In 2015 U.S. News & World Report named school psychologist as the #1 ranked social services job and as the #17 ranked job overall.

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