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School Psychology Respecialization (Online) - EDS

This online distance-learning hybrid program is designed for working professionals and is offered through online coursework with synchronous and in-person training requirements. Program graduates earn both a school psychology certificate and an Educational Specialist degree in school psychology. Appropriate candidates for the program are educators or those working in education, counseling, mental health or psychology-related fields. The program now accepts applicants with both master's and bachelor's degrees. Applicants with bachelor's degrees must have completed either three years of full-time teaching or at least five years of relevant professional experience in a closely related field to be considered. We adhere to a scientist-practitioner model that prepares students for practice as a school psychologist. Candidates completing our program earn their Educational Specialist Degree and receive a Residency Educational Staff Associate (ESA) Certificate in School Psychology from Washington's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Students are encouraged to seek national certification through preparation of individual portfolios.

Coursework, practicum, internship, and portfolio expectations are aligned with state and national training standards set forth by the National Association of School Psychologists. Specific areas of training include student and program evaluation (measurement principles); development of academic and social-behavioral intervention plans (e.g., instructional and behavioral analysis, consultation and home-school collaboration); and research (methods and statistics). The program adopts a preventive focus by training candidates to assess and intervene at the individual, school-wide and at-risk group level. Knowledge and skills are developed through integrated coursework, field experiences and internship.

Deadline for Application

Mar. 15

Special Program Requirements

Summer admission only. Please review our website for more information about our program and admission requirements.

Contact Information

Jamie Chaffin
135 Martin Hall
Cheney WA 99004

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