MEd in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in School Psychology
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.
|Foundations of Educational and Psychological Measurement|
|Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents: Cognitive Assessment|
|Professional Iss. in Sch. Psych. I:Hist., Trends & Ethical Pract.|
|Psychological Assessment in Children and Adolescents: Behavior and Social Emotional Assessment|
|Psychological Interventions with Children and Adolescents: Behavioral Intervention|
|School Psychology Practicum: Introduction|
|Psychological Interventions with Children and Adolescents: Educational Instruction|
|Psychological Foundations (selected from the following)||9|
|Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents:Psychoeducational Assessment|
|Cognition and Emotion|
|Developmental Psychopathology and Exceptionality|
|Multicultural Issues in Counseling|
|Biological Basis of Behavior|
Sample Plan of Study
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|ESC_PS 8120||3||ESC_PS 8145||3|
|ESC_PS 8125||3||ESC_PS 8160||3|
|ESC_PS 8140||3||ESC_PS 8250||1|
|ESC_PS 8250||1||ESC_PS 9000||3|
|Total Credits: 32|
No thesis is required from the Masters of Education program in school psychology.
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.