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School Psychology - Ed.S., M.Ed. and Ph.D. PDFDownload to print

College
College of Education, Health and Human Services

Department
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294
E-mail: oss@kent.edu
Web: www.ehhs.kent.edu/ldes

Description

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology prepares students to work effectively with school personnel, parents and children in (a) the assessment of academic, social and behavioral functioning, (b) consultation, and (c) the implementation of interventions geared toward both prevention and remediation.

The Ph.D. in School Psychology is committed to a scientist-practitioner model of training, which conceptualizes school psychologists as data-oriented problem-solvers and transmitters of psychological knowledge and skill.  As such, students draw upon the scientific literature as a primary basis for professional practice and focus their research agendas to have meaningful implications for practice.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), GRE, goal statement, two letters of recommendation, sample of written work, resume or vita, SPSY Vita (online document), good moral character verification and interview.

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Graduation Requirements

M.Ed.: The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 semester hours at the 60000 level or above. A major consisting of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is required. M.Ed. students have six years from the term of first enrollment to complete the degree.

Ed.S.: Upon admission to the Ed.S. degree program, students will be assigned an advisor.

Ph.D.: Please refer to the program requirements and college doctoral handbooks for information about graduation requirements.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking School Psychologist licensure are required to pass both Praxis II test School Psychologist (0401) and the domain specific School Psychology Ohio Assessment for Educators test.

 

Thesis/ Dissertation

Ph.D.: Students are required to complete a dissertation, minimum of 2 semesters, 15 hours each.

Candidacy

Ph.D.: Once the student has successfully completed and orally defended his/her comprehensive exams, she/he is recommended for doctoral candidacy in line with all other program and college requirements.

Accreditation

The KSU School Psychology Program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: (202) 336-5979

Student Organizations

Every student in the KSU School Psychology Program is automatically a member of the KSU Chapter of Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP), a nationally recognized student organization focused on the unique aspects of training in the field of School Psychology.

Culminating Requirements

Ed.S.: An academic year internship under supervision of the faculty and a qualified school psychologist in public schools is required. Course requirements need to be successfully completed prior to the internship.

Ph.D.: Please refer to the program doctoral handbook for a description of all culminating experiences, including doctoral internship.

Research Programs

See program website for more information about faculty research interests.