Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology
School Psychology Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. D.Tighe Cooke
The WSU School Psychology Program is a specialist level program approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Students receive an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) certificate in School Psychology at the culmination of three years of full time study. Upon completion, students may receive Institutional Endorsement to obtain the credential of School Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Ed.S. is awarded upon successful completion of 72 credits combined planned program of study including supervised full-time practicum (650+ hours) and supervised full-time internship (total 1250+ hours), completion of an acceptable professional portfolio, and successful performance on a comprehensive examination. Candidates must satisfy all other graduate and degree requirements. Institutional endorsement for professional credential as a school psychologist requires a passing score on the Massachusetts Teacher Educator Licensing Examination (MTEL), passing the Praxis II exam, and successful completion of all Ed.S. components. The application for the National Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential is solely the responsibility of the candidate. Worcester State University School Psychology Program reserves the right to respond to requests to complete this NCSP application.
The Ed.S. in School Psychology Program admits students for the fall semester only. The Priority Application deadline for submitting an application is January 15. The School Psychology Program welcomes application from students who are committed to the delivery of psychological services in a diverse society. Diversity among students in the program is expected. However, it is anticipated that all applicants will possess a Bachelor’s degree with appropriate course work or complete such coursework during the beginning phases of training.
Following formal application and meeting criteria for admittance to the Graduate School at Worcester State University, the School Psychology Program uses multiple criteria for admission:
- An overall undergraduate grade average of a B
- An undergraduate major or concentration in Psychology1
- A passing score on the MTEL Communication and Literacy Skills Test at the time of application is strongly recommended.
Students may be admitted to the program from a variety of academic backgrounds. However, it is expected that an appropriate number of courses in psychology may be required in the initial phases of training. The faculty reserves the right to determine those courses to be taken. This preparatory coursework will not directly apply to the Course requirements for the Ed.S. in School Psychology.
A cadre of professionals, faculty, adjunct faculty, and clinical supervisors work with students as partners and mentors as students undertake this arduous yet satisfying journey.
For information regarding the application process and requirements, please go to www.worcester.edu/graduate.
For information regarding the MTEL test, please go to www.mtel.nesinc.com.
For information regarding the PRAXIS tests, please go to www.ets.org.
The Education Specialist is awarded upon successful completion of 72 credits combined planned program of study including a supervised, full-time practicum (600+ hours) and supervised full-time, unpaid internship (total 1,200+ hours), completion of an acceptable professional portfolio, and successful performance on a comprehensive examination. Candidates must satisfy all other graduate and degree requirements.
|EP-901||Intro to School Psychology: Ethical Standards, Legal Issues & Professional Topics||3|
|EP-920||Research, Design and Evaluation||3|
|EP-902||Intro to Counseling Theory, Practice & Psychotherapy||3|
|EP-903||Principles of Cognitive and Psycho-Educational Assessment And Intervention I (includes lab)||3|
|EP-904||Principles of Cognitive and Psycho-Educational Assessment and Intervention II (includes lab)||3|
|EP-905||Behavioral Assessment and Interventions||3|
|EP-921||Human Development: Lifespan||3|
|EP-927||Exceptionalities : Developmental Processes, Identification and Intervention||3|
|EP-907||Child & Adolescent Psychopathology||3|
|EP-930||Group Processes: Theories and Practice||3|
|EP-906||Personality Assessment: Social, Emotional and Affective Functioning||3|
|EP-922||Child and Adolescent Therapy||3|
|EP-923||Learning: Principles, Theories and Applications||3|
|EP-990||Professional Seminar & Practicum in School Psychology I||3|
|EP-925||Advanced Counseling Theory, Practice and Psychotherapy||3|
|EP-929||Fundamentals of Consulting: Theory and Practice||3|
|EP-926||Systems Theory & Practice||3|
|EP-991||Professional Seminar and Practicum in School Psychology II||3|
|ED-909||RETELL: Best Practices for English Language Learners||3|
|EP-924||Principles of Neuropsychology||3|
|EP-992||Professional Seminar and Internship In School Psychology I||3|
|EP-993||Professional Seminar and Internship in School Psychology II||3|
|EP-928||Applied Neuropsychology in the Schools||3|
This is a full-time program totaling 72 credits after 3 years (6 consecutive semesters, 2 complete summers, Spring graduation)