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.
During the course of completing this program, you will also earn a master's degree in school psychology.
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.
Applicants submitting all application materials prior to the priority deadline date will receive an early admission decision from program faculty. Early decisions will be made by November 15.
International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
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 are eligible for a reduced application fee of $35. Learn more »
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
Completed online application that includes:
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 or minimum 115 Duolingo score (international students only)
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.
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.
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.
for applicants with a degree from an accredited U.S. institution
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.