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 and in most other states, though additional requirements may need to be fulfilled per each state’s certification rules.

General Core20
Professional Iss. in Sch. Psych. I:Hist., Trends & Ethical Pract.
Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents: Cognitive Assessment
Psychological Assessment in Childrent and Adolescents: Behavior and Social Emotional Assessment
Psychological Interventions with Children and Adolescents: Behavioral Intervention
Quantitative Foundations in Educational Research
School Psychology Practicum: Introduction to School Services
Psychological Interventions with Children and Adolescents: Educational Instruction
Psychological Foundations (selected from the following)12
Lifespan Development
Seminar in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (Biological Bases of Behavior)
Seminar in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (Applied Behavior Analysis)
Cognition and Emotion
Seminar in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (Multicultural Issues in School Psychology)
Developmental Psychopathology and Exceptionality

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Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ESC_PS 81253ESC_PS 80873
ESC_PS 81403ESC_PS 81003
ESC_PS 82501ESC_PS 81453
ESC_PS 80873ESC_PS 82501
 10 10
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ESC_PS 85303ESC_PS 88503
ESC_PS 81603ESC_PS 80873
 6 6
Total Credits: 32

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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.