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.

In this full-time program 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.

Particular program strengths include an emphasis on social justice, data based decision-making, applied behavioral analysis, trauma-informed care and social and emotional learning.

Through practicum and internship experiences, You’ll accrue the experience and skills to provide psychological services in school settings. The 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.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Nov 15
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admission 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.

    Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you should qualify for an application fee waiver. Click here for criteria and how to obtain the waiver.

    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:
      • Personal statement
      • Resume
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores are required only if applicant does not have a degree from an accredited U.S. institution
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

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  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees

    Per credit hour

    IN Resident$450.93

    *Does not include fees, which will vary depending on the number of credits enrolled. Find more information and calculate your expected costs at Student Central.

  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships 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.

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 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.

Graduates of the Ed.S. 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.

Our faculty

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Associate Professor

(812) 856-8325
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Associate Professor

Research Areas:
Special Education, Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education, Autism, Students with Disabilities
(812) 856-8134
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Assistant Professor

Research Areas:
Undergraduate Minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Undergraduate Concentration in Child and Adolescent Mental Health EdS School Psychology PhD School Psychology
(812) 855-0352
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Research Areas:
Social justice, culturally responsive practice, consultation
(812) 856-8049

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David Shriberg
Program Director
(812) 856-8049

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