The School Psychology EdS program is designed to prepare students in becoming certified School Psychologists. This specialist degree has very specific requirements to meet the respective licensing requirements for school psychologists.
The School Psychology Program is a unique specialization in psychology and education. This program is based on two assumptions. School psychologists can apply relevant knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines to the learning and adjustment problems of preschool and school-age children. Also, relevant knowledge and skills can be transmitted through a variety of services including (a) consultation with teachers and parents, (b) direct and indirect services to children and young adults, and (c) direct and indirect services to school and community organizations. School psychologists may practice in public or private schools, colleges and universities, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, mental health clinics, government agencies, child guidance centers, penal institutions, and may develop private practices. Applicants with backgrounds in education, psychology or other closely related undergraduate majors may qualify for the School Psychology degree program.
The program involves formal preparation and practical experiences focusing on psychological foundations (human development, learning and motivation), psychoeducational assessment, exceptional students, remediation or intervention techniques, counseling skills, as well as full-time supervised internship of two semesters in the public school setting. Graduates are certifiable at the state level and the program is approved and accredited by NASP/NCATE.
International Student Requirements:
International students are required to provide the International Services Center (ISC) with several immigration documents and forms required for the issuance of the I-20 or DS-2019.
International students must demonstrate their proficiency in the English language. International students, except those who are from countries where English is the only official language, those who have earned a degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or those who have earned a degree from a country where English is the only official language or a university at which English is the only official language of instruction