College of Education and Professional Development

Education Specialist in School Psychology

OVERVIEW

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program in School Psychology is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in association with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). It is designed to prepare students to meet the Department of Education requirements for certification in West Virginia and other states. The Ed.S. consists of 39 hours of required coursework and field experiences, in addition to a Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in School Psychology (36 hrs).

You apply to the Master’s Degree in Psychology with School Psychology Emphasis first. After successfully completing 12 hours in the fall semester, you apply to the Ed.S. in School Psychology. You receive two degrees in our program after three years of full time enrollment!

The School Psychology Ed.S. Program at Marshall University focuses on practitioner training for the delivery of comprehensive school psychological services primarily in school settings. Ed.S. students are trained in a “scientist practitioner” model that emphasizes the use of research findings in clinical decision-making, both in terms of creating interventions as well as evaluating their efficacy. Ed.S. students draw upon scientific literature to make decisions regarding best practice with a focus on empirically supported services.

Students receive education and training in the following ten NASP domains:

  • Data-Based Decision Making & Accountability
  • Consultation & Collaboration
  • Interventions and Instructional Support to Develop Academic Skills
  • Interventions and Mental Health Services to Develop Social and Life Skills
  • School-Wide Practices to Promote Learning
  • Preventative and Responsive Services
  • Family-School Collaboration Services
  • Diversity in Development and Learning
  • Research & Program Evaluation
  • Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice

 

PLAN OF STUDY


MA in Psychology with School Psychology Emphasis Plan of Study
Education Specialist in School Psychology Plan of Study


 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY WITH SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY EMPHASIS
EDUCATION SPECIALISTS IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (ED.S.)

 

For more information please contact:

NAME TITLE LOCATION OFFICE PHONE FAX CV
Vacant Administrative Secretary, Sr. South Charleston GC 230  304-746-1942
Jennings, Lanai Program Director South Charleston GC 108 304-746-2067 Vita

 


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Last Updated: 9/5/2018 GRW