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.