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School Psychology


This program leads to the Specialist in Education (EdS) degree in school psychology. School psychologists collaborate with educators and families to help ensure the academic, social, behavioral, and emotional progress of children and youth in schools.

The School Psychology Program at Wichita State University is nationally recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists.  Graduates who attain the requisite score on the PRAXIS examination are eligible to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists.

As school practitioners, school psychologists share their consultation, assessment, intervention, and research expertise with youth, families, and educators to promote healthy cognitive, social, and emotional development.

The goal of the school psychology program is to prepare school psychologists who are able to provide psychoeducational services to students and their families as part of a school-based educational team. Graduates of the school psychology program are prepared to apply their special knowledge and skills in collaborative consultation with parents, teachers, special services personnel, and administrators, and in direct service to students.

Additionally, program faculty provide ongoing professional development to area school psychologists.

Degree Requirements

The School Psychology Educational Specialist consists of 39 graduate hours. The courses include:

  • CESP 803 Counseling Theory (3)
  • CESP 824 Counseling Techniques (3)
  • CESP 835 Psychopathology and the DSM-IV (3)
  • CESP 853 Law, Ethics, and Multicultural Issues for School Psychologist (3)
  • CLES 854 Evidence-Based Academic Assessment and Intervention (3)
  • CLES 855 Individual Intelligence Assessment (3)
  • CESP 856 Counseling Practicum (3)
  • CESP 858 Diagnostic Testing (3)
  • CESP 859 School-Based Interventions (3)
  • CESP 914 Counsultation Techniques (3)
  • CESP 934 Personality Assessment (3)
  • CESP 946 Practicum in School Psychology (6)

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Admission Requirements

When applying for admission to the School Psychology Educational Specialist program, you must submit to the Graduate School:

  • A completed graduate school application
  • Official transcripts with 3.00 GPA for the last 60 hours
  • GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores
  • GRE Writing Assessment score (unless applicant completed a master's thesis)

Once the Graduate School forwards the application to the Department, it will request:

  • The names, addresses and phone numbers of three persons to prvoide references
  • A statement of professional goals
  • A resumé
  • A statement of reserach interets

Upon receipt of this information, the departmental screening committee will make recommendations concerning admission decisions for the school psychology educational specialist.

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