School Psychology - EdS
The School Psychology program at Andrews University is housed in the Department of Graduate Psychology and Counseling. The EdS in School Psychology provides training for a professional career as a certified or licensed school psychologist. EdS-level school psychologists work primarily in public and private-school systems, preschool settings, and child-development centers. Typical responsibilities are assessment, diagnosis, consultation, program planning, and intervention services to preschool and school-age children with educational, emotional, and behavioral problems. A 1200-hour internship in a school is required.
Demand for School Psychologists
Training in School Psychology offers an amazing opportunity for a student with a bachelor’s degree in psychology to advance in this growing field. According to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), "Demand for school psychologists is exceptionally strong and on the rise. As life has become more stressful, schools and communities have come under increasing pressure to provide mental health and instructional support for children and youth."
School psychologists perform consultations involving the families and school personnel regarding the total learning environment of students. They assess students’ academic skills and aptitudes, social/emotional development, mental health, and eligibility for special services. School psychologist researches and evaluates to develop effective programs and strategies. They promote human diversity. School psychologists work within a school system to help students have the opportunity to learn and achieve their fullest potential.
|GDPC615||Advanced Human Development||3|
|GDPC640||Multicultural Issues for Counselors & Psychologists||2|
|Total EdS Foundation Credits||5|
|GDPC525||Psychology & Education of Exceptional Children||3|
|GDPC540||Behavioral & Emotional Problems of Children||3|
|GDPC555||Early Childhood Issues in Assessment||2|
|GDPC618||Legal and Ethical Issues in Schools||3|
|GDPC635||Theories & Techniques of Counseling||3|
|GDPC651||Behavioral & Educational Assessment||3|
|GDPC654||Practicum in School Psychology||6|
|GDPC686||Interventions and Diagnosis with Children and Adolescents||3|
|GDPC753||Psych Decision Making and Interventions||3|
|GDPC810||Internship in School Psychology||6|
|SPED610||Instructional Design for Special Education||3|
|SPED630||Education of Students with Math and Writing Disabilities||3|
|SPED645||Reading Assessment & Intervention||3|
|Total EdS Professional Core Credits||56|
|EDFN500||Philosophical Foundations of Education and Psychology||3|
|Total EdS Educational Foundations Credits||3|
|EDRM505||Research Methods & Stats in Education and Psychology I||3|
|Total EdS Research/Statistics/Measurements Credits||3|
|TOTAL EdS DEGREE CREDITS||70|
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