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Ed. S. Educational Specialist in School Psychology

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The Educational Specialist in School Psychology - School Psychologist Certification (Ed.S.) is an advanced degree that enables candidates to develop practitioner expertise and awareness in interventions, consultations, and assessments for school children. Candidates are prepared to work with children and adolescents, parents, guardians, teachers, and other educational professionals in a school setting.

The School Psychology program is divided into two programs, the Masters of Arts in School Psychology, and the Educational Specialist Degree, each having distinct admissions criteria.

  • Upon completion of the Ed. S., candidates are eligible for New Jersey Department of Education certification as a school psychologist.
  • Graduates may apply to become a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) through the National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Attainment of the degree requires completion of all courses, as well as the practicum and externship requirements. 
Curriculum
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To earn the Ed. S. School Psychologist certificate, a candidate must complete all courses, a school-based 300 hour practicum and a school-based 1200-hour externship/internship.

  • 39 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements URL: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 39 S.H.
SPSY 08547 Professional School Psychology 3
SPSY 08545 Home/School/Community Collaboration 3
SPSY 06627 Cognitive Assessment And Data-Based Decision Making 3
SPSY 06628 Psychoeducational Assessment And Data-Based Decision Making 3
SPSY 06629 Behavioral-Social Assessment And Data-Based Decision Making 3
SPSY 06632 School Psychology: Consultation, Collaboration And Intervention 3
CURR 29580 Fundamentals of Curriculum Development 3
EDSU 28546 Educational Organizations And Leadership 3
SPSY 22630 Practicum In School Psychology 3
SPSY 22623 Internship In School Psychology 12
SPSY 22634 Internship In School Psychology 12

*SPSY 22634 OR SPSY 22623

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives: Tell us about how you might use this program to advance your career. Educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant.
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Interview (Students will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)
  • On-site writing sample (conducted during interview)
  • Successful completion of the M.A. in School Psychology, another specialized area of Psychology, or related field
  • Those graduate students completing the M.A. in School Psychology at Rowan University do not need to complete the following when applying for the Ed.S. in School Psychology: a) statement of personal objectives ; b) letters of recommendation; c) interview; d) on-site writing sample or e) pay the application fee.
School Psychology

Career Outlook

The need for psychological services in schools continues to expand in relation to a growing student population. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 14 percent employment growth for school psychologists between 2018 and 2028. Graduates of our program are well-positioned to take advantage of this opportunity: they are eligible for New Jersey Department of Education certification as a school psychologist and may also apply to become a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) through the National Association of School Psychologists.

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