School Psychology - Ed.S.
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
The Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology is committed to a scientist-practitioner model of training, which conceptualizes school psychologists as data-oriented problem solvers. The program operates from a eco-behavioral orientation and emphasizes the delivery of school psychological services from a consultative framework to prevent and remediate learning, behavioral and social-emotional problems in individuals from birth to 22 years.
Students in the program gain competencies, not only in the provision of services to individual children in schools, but also in the promotion and implementation of systemic educational reform. Graduates of the Ed.S. degree are highly prepared to be leaders and innovators of comprehensive support services in a variety of educational settings.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), American Psychological Association (APA).
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale (minimum graduate 3.250 GPA is recommended)
- Official transcript(s)
- GRE scores
- Résumé or vita
- Goal statement
- Sample of written work
- School Psychology Supplemental Data form (online document)
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
- Two letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
Program faculty evaluate applicants' background, evidence of high scholastic achievement, a high level of verbal ability and positive letters of recommendation. For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills associated with the National Association of School Psychologist's (NASP) Domains of School Psychology Training and Practice, which allows them to gain the credential of 'school psychologist' at the state and national levels (i.e., through both the Ohio Department of Education and NASP's national certification program).
- Demonstrate positive impact on students in applied settings as related to assessment, planning/supports and implementation of interventions related to academic and behavioral needs as identified by key stakeholders in a variety of internship placement settings (i.e., within public schools).
|CI 77319||DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION IN READING||3|
|EDLE 76517||ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION||3|
|or SPED 63101||ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION|
|EPSY 65520||CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT||3|
|or EPSY 65523||LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT|
|EVAL 75510||STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES||3|
|SPSY 60165||PRINCIPLES OF SOCIAL LEARNING||3|
|SPSY 70162||DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT||3|
|SPSY 77592||FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS 1||2|
|SPSY 77692||PRACTICUM I IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (taken twice) 2||6|
|SPSY 77792||PRACTICUM II IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (taken twice) 2||6|
|SPSY 77912||ROLE OF THE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST||3|
|SPSY 77920||DIAGNOSIS OF CHILDHOOD DISORDERS IN SCHOOLS||3|
|SPSY 77925||INTRODUCTION TO NEUROPSYCHOLOGY FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS||1|
|SPSY 77928||GROUP COUNSELING TECHNIQUES FOR REHABILITATION COUNSELORS AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS||3|
|SPSY 77929||INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING TECHNIQUES FOR REHABILITATION COUNSELORS AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS||3|
|SPSY 77951||COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS||3|
|SPSY 77955||INSTRUCTIONAL ASSESSMENT FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS||3|
|SPSY 77960||INTERVENTIONS WITH CULTURALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS||3|
|SPSY 77965||INSTRUCTIONAL INTERVENTIONS FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS||3|
|SPSY 77970||LEGAL, ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|SPSY 77971||ISSUES AND APPROACHES IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (taken twice) 2||6|
|SPSY 77972||SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL ASSESSMENT FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS||3|
|SPSY 77973||CONSULTATION IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS||3|
|SPSY 77974||SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL INTERVENTIONS IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|SPSY 77980||INTEGRATING EXPERIENCE IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY||2|
|SPSY 77992||SPECIALIST INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (taken twice) 3||12|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||89|
SPSY 77592 is required for students without a current Ohio teaching credential.
Students must complete SPSY 77992 for two semesters, 6 credit hours each. An academic year internship under supervision of the faculty and a qualified school psychologist in public schools is required. Course requirements need to be successfully completed prior to the internship.
- Upon admission to the Ed.S. degree program, students will be assigned an advisor.
- State/Federal background checks are required for all field-based experiences.
Candidates seeking School Psychologist licensure are required to pass Praxis II test School Psychologist (0401) or the domain specific School Psychology Ohio Assessment for Educators test.