EdS Online Tracks

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This distance-learning program is designed for working professionals. The program includes online coursework with weekly synchronous and annual in-person training requirements. Appropriate candidates for the program are educators or those working in education, counseling, or psychology-related fields with several years of experience. School psychologists can qualify for the Public Loan Forgiveness Program.

Our fully-online EdS Tracks have recently become the first of its kind in the nation to receive full accreditation by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

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International Applicants

At this time, we are only able to consider international candidates from Canada. Although these tracks of our program are online, they contain synchronous sessions with instructors as well as synchronous group work that requires students to be in a similar time zone. In addition, we cannot guarantee field training experiences abroad that would qualify international students for graduation.

Frequently Asked Questions

All candidates will be notified no later than April 15th as to their status. All candidates who were accepted to the program are to notify us by May 1st of their plans for attending.

Determining which graduate program to attend is one of the most important educational decisions prospective school psychologists will make. Along with several other school psychology training programs, we believe all student candidates deserve the opportunity to consider their options and admission offers before making such a decision. This policy is consistent with policies set by Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs (CDSPP), Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and the School Psychology Educators Council of New York (SPECNYS).

We do have an alternate list as each year we are honored to have many qualified applicants but, unfortunately, have limited space. After intentions to attend are returned, we will contact those on the alternate list about their acceptance status.

We admit once a year, in the winter, for a summer quarter start. The program is run as a cohort model where the same students will be in classes together throughout the program. We believe this promotes collaboration and community in our distance-learning students to the betterment of their learning experience.

Students have an option to complete the School Psychology Online Tracks in either 2 or 3 calendar years.

  • Applicants who are admitted in the 2-year track complete accelerated coursework for 5 quarters and then a full-time, 1,200-hour internship.
  • Applicants who are admitted in the 3-year track complete coursework for 8 quarters prior to completing the same, full-time, 1,200-hour internship.

Both tracks include coursework during the summer sessions.

The program is delivered through Eastern Online; facilitated using Canvas software. Students log into their courses on their own time to complete asynchronous components such as discussion boards and individual assignments. Live sessions are held on Tuesday evenings between the hours of 5-9 p.m. PST.

Yes. Eastern Washington University allows consideration of graduate work to transfer into a new program of study. All transfer requests must be made at the time of admission and there is a review process that is completed by the admissions committee utilizing the attached review form. As students are required to produce a portfolio as part of their culminating project, we encourage serious consideration regarding the request to transfer credits. Please see the EWU EdS_Transfer Credit Request Form for more information.

No, you may not include additional coursework than listed on the EWU EdS Transfer Credit Request Form. School Psychology is a unique field that blends psychological, academic and social/emotional assessment with consultation, mental health services and varied interventions to promote the academic achievement and personal enrichment of school-aged children. Our program is accredited by National Association of School Psychologists which expects that students must complete at least 90 quarter credit hours of an organized program of study in school psychology to be eligible for national certification. A program of study in school psychology must include 81 credits of coursework outside of the 1200-hour required internship. In order to prepare our students for national certification requirements, we require this level of rigor in school psychology-specific coursework. A course challenge process can be used in special cases. All program of study development is individualized at the time of admission.

Our program is 107 credits total. Current tuition charges are $433 ($398 per credit plus a $35 per credit online fee). All students pay the same tuition; as an online program, we do not differentiate between in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition charges are subject to change annually.

Technology requirements for participation in this program include:

  • High bandwidth (access should be through a direct internet connection, not wireless)
  • Up-to-date computer and browser requirements that follow program recommendations and Canvas requirements
  • A webcam
  • A headset with microphone
  • Access to a scanner or printer that scans to PDF

Full participation throughout the web-conferencing activities and in-residence training is required.

There is a 3-day (plus travel) on-campus requirement in the fall (late September) of each year. Students will meet at our Cheney campus to participate in advising, attend live classes, attend certificate trainings, meet their instructors, and connect as a group. The fall on-site happens each year that students are enrolled in the program. It is a program requirement and cannot be waived.

Yes. Our program offers educational opportunities to students in multiple state jurisdictions. Due to the state authorization initiative throughout the nation, all universities offering education outside of their state must be authorized by each state in which they offer courses. EWU is monitoring developments in state laws in every state. To see if your state has a current agreement and for more information about the new state authorization laws, please see the EWU State Authorization page.

At this time, we are only able to consider international candidates from Canada.

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