Education Specialist in School Psychology at KU

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Program Overview

The Ed.S. degree in school psychology at the University of Kansas prepares and qualifies you to work 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. Complete the degree with only two years of full-time graduate study, followed by a nine-month paid internship. Graduates of this program satisfy the requirements for certification/licensure as a school psychologist.

Career Outcomes in School Psychology

Graduates of the education specialist in school psychology program are prepared to work effectively as school psychologists and to meet the recommendations of professional organizations and Kansas licensure requirements. The Ed.S. program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education through the CAEP accreditation system, and the Kansas State Department of Education. All of our Ed.S. students are successful in finding internships, and all of our Ed.S. graduates are successful in finding employment in the schools.

Thinking about school psychology?

Let us know you’re interested in the program. We would love to connect with you to discuss the program’s curriculum, steps necessary for admission to KU, affordability options, and perhaps what to expect during your time on campus once you have become a Jayhawk.


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Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Kansas
School of Education and Human Sciences
Joseph R. Pearson Hall , Room 621
1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence , Kansas 66045-3101