Ed.S. in School Psychology Program FAQs
An EdS degree from Indiana University qualifies you to be licensed to work in schools as a school psychologist, as well as—in combination with passing an exam—to be a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Some states allow—typically limited—private practice licensure with an EdS degree.
Very strong! There is a shortage of school psychologists both in the state of Indiana and nationwise. 100% of our students go straight from graduation to employment in school psychology.
This varies a bit by year. Typically, we aim for a new cohort of approximately 6-10 EdS students each year.
Classes are largely in-person, particularly during the first year. During the summers and second year, there are typically a mix of in-person and online classes. If you are applying to this program, it is important that you are available to come to in-person classes on a regular basis.
If your courses were taken during the past five years and overlap with our curriculum, it is very possible that some of your classes can be transferred. This is a very much a case-by-case situation as course content varies widely by university. If you think you have some overlapping courses, please reach out to the program director directly for more information.
The EdS program is a minimum of 65 credits. Students occasionally apply for and are offered assistantships (which cover all or much of the tuition, cover health insurance, and provide a stipend in exchange for working 20 hours week). The university provides a cost calculator that helps you figure out how much you’ll pay to go to IU.