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.
The School Psychology Educational Specialist consists of 39 graduate hours. The courses include:
When applying for admission to the School Psychology Educational Specialist program, you must submit to the Graduate School:
Once the Graduate School forwards the application to the Department, it will request:
Upon receipt of this information, the departmental screening committee will make recommendations concerning admission decisions for the school psychology educational specialist.