EdSp in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in School Psychology, Certification
Graduates of the Ed.S. program in School Psychology are prepared to work with children, youth, families, and educators to promote effective functioning in the areas of learning, behavior, and mental health in schools. Operating from a problem solving framework, our focus is on preparing data-based decision makers capable of intervening to address both individual - and systems-level challenges. Students develop professional competencies in assessment, intervention, consultation, and research/evaluation. Graduates of the Ed.S. program are eligible for state certification as a School Psychologist in Missouri and in most other states, though additional requirements may need to be fulfilled per each state’s certification rules.
|ESC_PS 7130||Parent Counseling and Consultation||3|
|ESC_PS 8020||Overview of Research Methods||3|
|ESC_PS 8155||Crisis Prevention, Intervention, and Response in Schools||3|
|ESC_PS 8165||Psychological Interventions with Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Therapies||3|
|ESC_PS 8260||School Psychology Practicum: Intermediate||6|
|ESC_PS 8850||Quantitative Foundations in Educational Research||3|
|ESC_PS 9092||Internship in School Psychology||2|
|ESC_PS 9560||Psychological Consultation: Schools||3|
|ESC_PS 8060||Lifespan Development||3|
|ESC_PS 8355||Cognition and Emotion||3|
|ESC_PS 8530||Developmental Psychopathology and Exceptionality||3|
|ESC_PS 9000||Multicultural Issues in Counseling||3|
|ESC_PS 9080||Biological Basis of Behavior||3|
Sample Plan of Study
Below is a sample plan of study for completion of the coursework requirements for the Ed.S. in school psychology; however, each individual student’s plan of study varies depending on their pace in the program and individual choices when options are available. The Educational Specialist program in School Psychology is completed concurrently with the Masters in Education (M.Ed.) program in School Psychology. As a result, the first year after admission to the program is predominately focused on the M.Ed. coursework.
|ESC_PS 8060||3||ESC_PS 8155||3|
|ESC_PS 8260||3||ESC_PS 7130||3||ESC_PS 8020||3|
|ESC_PS 8850||3||ESC_PS 8165||3|
|ESC_PS 9560||3||ESC_PS 8260||3|
|ESC_PS 9092||1-6||ESC_PS 9092||1-6|
|Total Credits: 32-42|
Comprehensive Examination Process
The comprehensive examination for the Ed.S. in School Psychology includes two components: a portfolio documenting specific clinical experiences completed during the internship year and the Praxis II national School Psychology exam (administered by the Educational Testing Service).
Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the EdSp in Educational, School & Counseling Psychology program and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School.