Education Specialist Degree Requirements (Ed.S.)

 Degree Requirements

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 762ACADEMIC INTERVENTIONS3
PSYCH 766COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS3
PSYCH 769CONSULTATION AND PREVENTION3
PSYCH 785ADVANCED CHILD DEVELOPMENT3
PSYCH 786MENTAL HEALTH DELIVERY IN SCHOOLS: APPLIED PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY3
PSYCH 787SOCIAL CONTEXT AND DIVERSITY IN THE SCHOOL SETTING3
PSYCH 793PRACTICUM IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY3-9
PSYCH 796SPECIAL STUDIES1-3
PSYCH 797SPECIALIST PROJECT RESEARCH1
Professional Education
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 795INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY3
Total Units26-34

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.)