College of Education Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Scienceswww.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes
About This Program
Our School Psychology programs equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive impact on the lives of Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students. With experienced faculty, applied learning opportunities, and a focus on evidence-based practices, you'll be prepared to address the social-emotional, behavioral and academic needs of diverse student populations. Read more...
Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists
- 3.1% about as fast as the average
- 171,500 number of jobs
- $79,820 potential earnings
For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- 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
- Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score
- Fall Semester
- Priority deadlines: January 15 and June 1
Applications submitted by January 15 will receive the strongest consideration for interviews taking place in the spring. Applications submitted by June 1 will receive the strongest consideration for interviews taking place in the summer.
- Spring Semester
- Priority deadline: October 1
Applications submitted by this deadline will receive the strongest consideration for interviews taking place in the fall.
- Summer Term
- Priority deadline: January 15
Applications submitted by this deadline will receive the strongest consideration for interviews taking place in the spring.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills associated with the National Association of School Psychologist's Domains of School Psychology Training and Practice.
The Master of Education degree in School Psychology provides a focus on the core principles and foundations of the practice of school psychology. The M.Ed. degree is not considered a terminal degree and is not sufficient for earning the Ohio state license in school psychology.
Additional training beyond the M.Ed. (e.g., an Ed.S. or Ph.D.) is required in order to gain the credential of 'school psychologist' at the state (i.e., Ohio Department of Education) and national (i.e., through the National Association of School Psychologists national certification program) levels as well as for licensure and practice in most states.