MEd in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in School Psychology

Degree Requirements

The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) program in School Psychology is completed concurrently with the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) program in School Psychology.  The M.Ed. program itself is not a terminal degree program.  Students admitted to the Educational Specialist degree program will complete degree requirements (coursework and comprehensive examination) for the Masters in Education by the end of the Winter semester of their second year in the program.  Students admitted to the M.Ed./Ed.S. programs 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. Completion of the M.Ed. program alone does not lead to state certification as a School Psychologist, however graduates of both the M.Ed. and Ed.S. programs are eligible for state certification as a School Psychologist in Missouri.  

General Core21
ESC_PS 8125Professional Iss. in Sch. Psych. I:Hist., Trends & Ethical Pract.3
ESC_PS 8100Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents: Cognitive Assessment3
ESC_PS 8140Psychological Assessment in Childrent and Adolescents: Behavior and Social Emotional Assessment3
SPC_ED 7370Literacy in Special Education3
ESC_PS 8145Psychological Interventions with Children and Adolescents: Behavioral Intervention3
ESC_PS 8850Quantitative Foundations in Educational Research3
ESC_PS 8250School Psychology Practicum: Introduction to School Services1-6
Psychological Foundations (selected from the following)9
ESC_PS 8060Lifespan Development3
ESC_PS 8087Seminar in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology1-3
ESC_PS 8087Seminar in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology1-3
ESC_PS 8530Developmental Psychopathology and Exceptionality3
ESC_PS 9000Multicultural Issues in Counseling3

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Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ESC_PS 81253ESC_PS 81003SPC_ED 73703
ESC_PS 81403ESC_PS 81453 
ESC_PS 82501-6ESC_PS 80603 
ESC_PS 90003  
 10-15 9 3
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
ESC_PS 83503ESC_PS 88503 
 3 3  
Total Credits: 28-33

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Thesis/Non-Thesis Requirements

No thesis is required from the Masters of Education program in school psychology.

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Admissions

Students are admitted concurrently to the M.Ed. and Ed.S. programs in School Psychology based on the admissions criteria identified below in the Educational Specialist program.