The Ed Specialist program for K-12 Administration at UMSL’s College of Education offers a unique opportunity for those holding a Masters degree or above to broaden your horizons and increase your impact on education in the community. The program is theory based, research driven and practitioner oriented in an effort to ensure program participants are well prepared for the expanding role of school administrators at various levels of the school or school district. Graduates of this program are highly qualified to hold leadership positions in schools, school district central offices, community agencies and government.
UMSL educator preparation programs are designed to prepare education professionals to assume transformative roles in their communities and careers. Your studies will involve you deeply into the fabric of communities to experience the essence of school leadership within the context of social, economic and political realities.
Your preparation as a school administrator will involve:
* Developing an understanding of the relation of schooling to the ideals of American democracy
* Developing critical analytical skills to ensure that school practices are consistent with the American democratic ideals
* Acquiring knowledge about the range of human and technical aspects of school administration
The Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology (Ed.S.) at UMSL offers an intense learning experience that prepares you for an exciting and rewarding career. School psychologists have specialized training in both psychology and education. They use their training and skills to team with educators, parents, and fellow mental health professionals to ensure that every child’s academic and social emotional and behavior needs are met in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment.
School psychologists understand school systems, effective teaching, and successful learning. They provide educational and psychological services in schools that include various combinations of assessment, academic and behavior consultation,
individual and group counseling, and development and evaluation of prevention and early intervention programs.
The UMSL Ed.S. in School Psychology program prepares school psychologist practitioners to work in school settings. School psychologist certification in Missouri and most other states requires completion of an Educational Specialist in School Psychology (Ed.S.) degree.
The Ed.S. degree is a 60-hour, three-year, fulltime program that includes a yearlong internship. You will have the confidence of
learning from highly qualified faculty in a cutting edge program, the only program in Missouri approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
The program promotes a unique set of professional values through its emphasis on:
*Data-based decision making
*Educational and psychological treatment outcomes
*Program development and evaluation
*Facilitation of organization change
NCATE; HLC; NASP
International Student Requirements:
IELTS score of 6.5
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 60 minimum
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 415.20 instate plus 608.40 for non-residents USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999