Prepare for a career as a practitioner in public, charter, and private schools.
You’ll get a solid foundation in the legal, ethical, and professional issues related to school psychology, as well as training in psychological assessment, academic and behavioral interventions, counseling, and consultation. Through practicum and internship experiences, you’ll accrue the experience and skills to provide psychological services in school settings. This 65-credit hour program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.
Completion of the program leads to licensure as a school psychologist in Indiana and eligibility for licensure in other states. Nearly all graduate are employed as school psychologists in public school settings and charter schools. In a few cases, graduates might work in private schools.
The Ed.S. degree is a practitioner-oriented program that requires a minimum of 65 hours of graduate credit. The student takes course work in three primary areas: professional studies in school psychology, psychological foundations, and research/inquiry methods.
The Ed.S. program includes coursework on role/function issues, assessment, interventions, and consultation, and practicum each semester, followed by a 1200 hour full-time school-based internship. In addition, the student selects a minor, usually in special education or counseling.
The majority of Ed.S. students select counseling as a minor, with the remainder selecting special education. Graduates of the EdS program are eligible for certification as a School Psychologist in Indiana as well as in other states. During their two years on campus, EdS students are placed in school-based practica each semester.