EdS in School Psychology

  • The Educational Specialist in School Psychology degree program is designed to provide the student with specific clinical skills necessary to function as a school psychologist. The program includes a minimum of 36 credits beyond the MEd in Educational Psychology degree, culminating in EdS degree in School Psychology.

    Courses focus on the multiple roles of the school psychologist, including counseling, assessment, intervention, consultation, exceptionalities, law/ethics, and the use of psychological skills in multicultural educational settings. The certification program includes a number of practica experiences and an internship that encompass a minimum of 1,200 hours, at least half of which must occur in a school setting. Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.25 and a grade of B or better in all department courses. Department courses are identified by their assigned prefix code of EDSP in the title. Continuous enrollment in a minimum of nine credits per semester and six credits per summer session is required for the certification program unless waived by the Coordinator of the Certification Program and the School Psychology Committee.

    Program Requirements

    Fall
    Course Number
    Course Name
    Credits
    EDSP 745
    Counseling for School Psychologists
    3cr
    EDSP 812
    Cognitive Assessment
    3cr
    EDSP 763
    Assessment of Personality and Behavior
    3cr
    EDSP 755
    Practicum
    2cr
    Spring
    Course Number
    Course Name
    Credits
    EDSP 760
    Group Counseling for School Psychologists
    3cr
    EDSP 814
    Advanced Assessment for Low Incidence Disabilities
    3cr
    EDSP 818
    Instructional Consultation
    3cr
    EDSP 849
    Advanced Practicum in School Psychology and Supervision
    3cr
    EDSP 755
    Practicum
    1cr
    Summer
    Course Number
    Course Name
    Credits
    EDSP 717
    Applied Educational Research Methods
    3cr
    EDSP 849
    Advanced Practicum in School Psychology and Supervision
    3cr
    Internship (two semesters)
    Course Number
    Course Name
    Credits
    EDSP 852
    Internship
    3cr (fall semester)
    EDSP 852
    Internship
    3cr (spring semester)