School Psychology - M.Ed.

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 Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree comprises of a minimum of 32 credit hours that focus on the core principles of school psychological practice. The M.Ed. is not considered a terminal degree and is not sufficient for earning the Ohio state license in school psychology.

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

  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE
  • 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 M.Ed. 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-MED-SPSY]

Major Requirements
Minimum of 32 advisor-approved graduate credit hours are required.
Choose from the following:32
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT
STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
PRACTICUM I IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY 1
ROLE OF THE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
DIAGNOSIS OF CHILDHOOD DISORDERS IN SCHOOLS
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING TECHNIQUES FOR REHABILITATION COUNSELORS AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS
COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS
INSTRUCTIONAL ASSESSMENT FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS
INTERVENTIONS WITH CULTURALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL ASSESSMENT FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL INTERVENTIONS IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Depending on background/experience, additional coursework may be required during years 1 and 2.
Minimum Total Credit Hours:32
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This program requires two semesters of this course.

Graduation Requirements

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree requires a minimum of 32 credit hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 credit hours at the 60000 level or above. A major consisting of 18 or more credit hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is required. M.Ed. students have six years from the term of first enrollment to complete the degree.

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.