EdSp in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in School Psychology, Certification

Degree Requirements

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.

General Core26
ESC_PS 7130Parent Counseling and Consultation3
ESC_PS 8020Overview of Research Methods3
ESC_PS 8155Crisis Prevention, Intervention, and Response in Schools3
ESC_PS 8165Psychological Interventions with Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Therapies3
ESC_PS 8260School Psychology Practicum: Intermediate6
ESC_PS 8850Quantitative Foundations in Educational Research 3
ESC_PS 9092Internship in School Psychology2
ESC_PS 9560Psychological Consultation: Schools3
Psychological Foundations15
ESC_PS 8060Lifespan Development3
ESC_PS 8355Cognition and Emotion3
ESC_PS 8530Developmental Psychopathology and Exceptionality3
ESC_PS 9000Multicultural Issues in Counseling3
ESC_PS 9080Biological Basis of Behavior3

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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.

First Year
 ESC_PS 80603ESC_PS 81553
   3 3
Second Year
ESC_PS 82603ESC_PS 71303ESC_PS 80203
ESC_PS 88503ESC_PS 81653 
ESC_PS 95603ESC_PS 82603 
 ESC_PS 90803 
 9 12 3
Third Year
ESC_PS 90921-6ESC_PS 90921-6 
 1-6 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.  

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