School Psychology - Ed.S.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2294
www.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes


Description

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

Accreditation

The KSU School Psychology Program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Admission Requirements

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 websiteEffective 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:

  1. 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]).
  2. 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).
 
 
 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[EH-EDS-SPSY]

Major Requirements
CI 77319DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION IN READING 3
EDLE 76517ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION 3
or SPED 63101 ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
EPSY 65520CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3
or EPSY 65523 LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT
EVAL 75510STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
SPSY 60165PRINCIPLES OF SOCIAL LEARNING 3
SPSY 70162DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT 3
SPSY 77592FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS 12
SPSY 77692PRACTICUM I IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY 23
SPSY 77792PRACTICUM II IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY 23
SPSY 77912ROLE OF THE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST 3
SPSY 77920DIAGNOSIS OF CHILDHOOD DISORDERS IN SCHOOLS 3
SPSY 77925INTRODUCTION TO NEUROPSYCHOLOGY FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS 1
SPSY 77928GROUP COUNSELING TECHNIQUES FOR REHABILITATION COUNSELORS AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS 3
SPSY 77929INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING TECHNIQUES FOR REHABILITATION COUNSELORS AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS 3
SPSY 77951COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS 3
SPSY 77955INSTRUCTIONAL ASSESSMENT FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS 3
SPSY 77960INTERVENTIONS WITH CULTURALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS 3
SPSY 77965INSTRUCTIONAL INTERVENTIONS FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS 3
SPSY 77970LEGAL, ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY 3
SPSY 77971ISSUES AND APPROACHES IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY 23
SPSY 77972SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL ASSESSMENT FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS 3
SPSY 77973CONSULTATION IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS 3
SPSY 77974SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL INTERVENTIONS IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY 3
SPSY 77980INTEGRATING EXPERIENCE IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY 2
SPSY 77992SPECIALIST INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY 312
Minimum Total Credit Hours:80
1

Required for students without a current Ohio teaching credential

2

2 semesters, 3 credit hours each.

3

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.

 

Graduation Requirements

Upon admission to the Ed.S. degree program, students will be assigned an advisor.

Licensure Information

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.