Graduate Students

The School of Education offers graduate programs in more than a dozen areas, including fine art, counseling psychology, curriculum and instruction, K-12 leadership, educational policy studies, educational psychology, kinesiology, occupational therapy, rehabilitation psychology and special education. Find detailed degree and contact information at the Academic Departments page. Direct inquiries about admissions and other requirements to the department graduate coordinator.

The School of Education offers master's degree teacher certification programs in Secondary Education and Special Education. In other teacher education programs Individuals with a previous degree will earn either a second degree or teacher certification only. 

The School offers a convenient Master of Science for Professional Educators (MSPE) degree program through the Department of Educational Psychology. Designed with the professional educator’s schedule in mind, this program is 100 percent online. MSPE integrates courses from three departments in the School of Education — Educational Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis — leading to a Master of Science in Educational Psychology. In just two years, teaching professionals can complete this 30-credit master’s degree in the nation's No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology.

The School's Doctoral Research Program provides professional development and enrichment for doctoral students preparing for careers in educational research. Students selected for the program work with diverse faculty, participate in seminars, plan a public lecture series on educational issues, and take course modules designed to advance their research.

Graduate students may be considered for a number of scholarships, fellowships and assistantships awarded by the School and individual departments.

The School also offers many resources and research services available to graduate students.