School Psychology - Ed.S.
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology prepares students to work effectively with school personnel, parents and children in:(a) the assessment of academic, social and behavioral functioning, (b) consultation and (c) the implementation of interventions geared toward both prevention and remediation.
Note: State/Federal background checks are required for all field-based experiences. See Program Coordinator for more information.
See program website for more information about faculty research interests.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
The KSU School Psychology Program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Educational Specialist programs in the College of Education, Health and Human Services practice selective admission. Requirements include, among other things, evidence of high scholastic achievement, a high level of verbal ability and positive letters of recommendation.
- Official transcript(s)
- Master's degree from an accredited institution
- Recommended minimum graduate 3.250 GPA
- GRE scores
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Sample of written work
- Resume or vita
- SPSY Vita (online document)
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
- An interview
English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website. Effective spring 2018.
For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Ed.S. 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 [i.e., NCSP]).
- 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 2||3|
|SPSY 77792||PRACTICUM II IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY 2||3|
|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 2||3|
|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 3||12|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||80|
Required for students without a current Ohio teaching credential
2 semesters, 3 credit hours each.
2 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.
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.