Educational Specialist in School Psychology

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Educational Specialist in School Psychology degree must meet all college and university requirements for admission and retention. The completion of the Master of Education in School Psychological Examiner Program OR an equivalent School Psychology master’s degree is a pre-requisite for acceptance into the Educational Specialist in School Psychology Program.

General Requirements

The student must complete 33 credits in School Psychology. All post-master’s degree coursework must be taken from members of the Idaho State University graduate faculty or be approved in advance by the graduate faculty. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required overall coursework taken in the Ed.S. program. An oral examination covering the specialist paper, portfolio, and/or relevant topics is required.

Time Requirement

All requirements for the Ed.S. must be completed within a period of five years from the date of completion of the first post-master’s degree course to be applied toward the degree.

Specific Requirements: School Psychology Major

The Ed.S. in School Psychology is designed to be consistent with the minimal entry-level requirements in the field of school psychology as presented by the National Association of School Psychologists. A master’s degree as a school psychological examiner or its equivalent is required.

The Ed.S. is viewed as a practitioner’s degree and will focus on applied activities.

Course Requirements
SCPY 6615Advanced Child Psychology3
SCPY 6616Psychological Assessment3
SCPY 6652Specialist Paper3
SCPY 6662Consultation in Schools3
SCPY 6663Clinical and Diagnostic Interviewing in Schools3
SCPY 6664Neurocognition and Learning3
SCPY 6665Clinical School Psychology3
SCPY 6669Advanced Practicum in School Psychology3
SCPY 7759Ed.S Internship9
Additional Requirements
Students will also prepare a School Psychology Portfolio. The Portfolio will be presented and defended in the Oral Examination.
Total Credits33