Education Specialist Degree Requirements (Ed.S.)
The Education Specialist degree is composed of approved units beyond the Masters degree consisting of 700-level course work in school psychology and education, field experience, a pre-internship capstone examination, and a scholarly project.
A grade point average of 3.00 must be maintained throughout the degree sequence.
All students must be in full-time residence (at least nine unit hours) for the first year of the degree sequence. The degree must be completed within seven years following the earliest credited course.
Students must complete a written Specialist Project and present their project to the faculty who will determine if it meets all of the Specialist Project “Standards for Competency.” Continuous enrollment in PSYCH 797 is required.
Students must maintain and present to the faculty on a semester basis a portfolio of academic progress and accomplishments.
Students must pass the ETS Praxis II examination in School Psychology prior to entrance into the internship sequence. The examination may be repeated as necessary.
|PSYCH 762||ACADEMIC INTERVENTIONS||3|
|PSYCH 766||COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS||3|
|PSYCH 769||CONSULTATION AND PREVENTION||3|
|PSYCH 785||ADVANCED CHILD DEVELOPMENT||3|
|PSYCH 786||MENTAL HEALTH DELIVERY IN SCHOOLS: APPLIED PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY||3|
|PSYCH 787||SOCIAL CONTEXT AND DIVERSITY IN THE SCHOOL SETTING||3|
|PSYCH 793||PRACTICUM IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY||3-9|
|PSYCH 796||SPECIAL STUDIES||1-3|
|PSYCH 797||SPECIALIST PROJECT RESEARCH||1|
|Courses from Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Foundations, and Special Education selected in consultation with the student's advisor to address program requirements and specific student interests|
|PSYCH 795||INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY||3|
Note: Upon completion of all program requirements, including internship, Specialist Project, and a passing score on the ETS Praxis II examination in School Psychology, and a successful culminating portfolio review, students receive the Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology (Ed.S.)