KU School of Education to change name

photo by: Mike Yoder

Joseph R. Pearson Hall, home of KU's School of Education, near 11th Street and West Campus Road, is pictured in this file photo from 2008.

An academic unit at the University of Kansas will soon be operating under a slightly different name.

KU’s School of Education announced in a Thursday news release that it was changing its name to the School of Education and Human Sciences. Rick Ginsberg, dean of the school, said the school has been part of the university since 1909 but a new name was necessary to reflect its changes through the years.

“Our current name, School of Education, does not capture the broad range of academic programs that we house nor the scholarly research that our faculty produce,” Ginsberg said.

Along with educating future teachers and academic administrators, the school also trains school counselors, psychologists, and health and sport professionals.

The name change will be instituted through a “phased approach” beginning this summer and finishing during the 2020 fall semester.

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