Ed.S. in School Psychology

School Psychology

Ed.S. in School Psychology

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.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Nov 16
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores only required from applicants without an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution
      • Resume
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about specific admissions requirements

  • Program Requirements
  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
  • Program Details

    Capstone Project or Comprehensive Examination

    A substantial project or a comprehensive examination constitutes the culmination of the Ed.S. program. A project normally requires a written manuscript describing the project. Projects vary from program to program.

    Practical Experience

    Ed.S. students must have demonstrated successful practical experience in order to be eligible for graduation. This experience may be in the form of work experience prior to or during the program of studies, or it may be accomplished through practicum and internship courses taken during the program.

    Final Meeting

    A final meeting of the advisory committee is required, at which the student's entire program, including the project manuscript or comprehensive examination results, are reviewed. If the committee is satisfied that all program requirements have been successfully completed, the student is recommended for graduation.

Our Faculty

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Assistant Professor

Research Areas:
Indigenous youth, multicultural awareness, and academic interventions
Email:
lnaguila@iu.edu
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Associate Professor

Email:
sbellini@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8325
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Assistant Professor

Email:
shurwitz@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8134
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Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Areas:
Trauma-informed multi-tiered systems of supports; students with emotional disabilities; social justice
Email:
ormiston@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 855-0352
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Professor

Research Areas:
Social justice, culturally responsive practice, consultation
Email:
dashri@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8049

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