The M.Ed./Ed.S. dual-degree program in School Psychology prepares students to become an integral part of educating children and supporting parents and staff in schools as school psychologists. The program of study is a nationally approved program aligned with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) domains and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) School Psychology Standards. Students graduating from the program will have a working knowledge of NASP training standards.
All students with are admitted to the combined M.Ed./Ed.S. program. An M.Ed. degree in Educational Psychology is earned after the first year of study, leading to entrance to the Ed.S. portion of the program.
The Ph.D. degree program in School Psychology is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and aligned with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) standards. As such, the Ph.D. program graduates professional school psychologists who are broadly educated within the context of the scientific bases of general psychology and who are more specifically educated in the application and generation of knowledge in their specialized discipline framed within the NASP training standards. An effort is made to develop an active community of learners and researchers. All students are encouraged to become active participants on an established research team.
Students are prepared to take a scientific, problem-solving approach to their practice and to evaluate the outcomes of their work through response-to-treatment interventions and data-based decision making. Students are not only prepared to read and understand existing scientific research, but to also develop new applications-oriented knowledge through their own research and scholarship. This degree is conferred by The Graduate School.