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The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program in School Psychology at Kent State University is committed to a scientist-practitioner model of training, which conceptualizes school psychologists as data-oriented problem solvers. The program operates from a eco-behavioral orientation and emphasizes the delivery of school psychological services from a consultative framework to prevent and remediate learning, behavioral, and social-emotional problems in individuals from birth to 22 years. That is, emphasis in training is placed on the provision of services through research-based practice and data-based decision making. Students in the program gain competencies not only in the provision of services to individual children in schools, but also in the promotion and implementation of systemic educational reform. Graduates of the Ed.S. program are highly prepared to be leaders and innovators of comprehensive support services in a variety of educational settings.
Duration: 3 Years (Student's complete a master's degree during the first year)
The Ed.S. Program is Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). In addition the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Ed.S. Program Handbook:
Year 1: First year coursework provides an orientation to the profession of school psychology, as well as the foundations for professional practice. The Master's of Education (M.Ed.) Degree in School Psychology is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses.
Year 2: Second year coursework focuses attention on the development of professional competencies, as well as an integration on knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the demonstration of readiness for internship.
Year 3: The third year culminates with a supervised, full-time school-based internship. The internship experience serves as a capstone activity focused on the integration and application of school psychological practice. The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree in School Psychology is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses, including the internship experience, and demonstration of advanced competency in professional skills.