School Psychology—eds

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.

Program length

A typical student can complete this 65 credit course in 3 years. 2 years of full-time coursework and 1 year of internship.

Application deadlines

The EdS School Psychology program only admits new students for Fall semester. Exceptions could be made for students to start in the Spring semester. Please contact the department for more information at 269-471-3473 or email gpc@andrews.edu.

Prospective students must submit their applications by July 30.

International Prospective Students are advised to complete and submit all the application requirements at least 3 months before the deadlines listed above to allow enough time for processing the immigration documents.

Prerequisites

Introductory courses in the following areas:

  • Statistics
  • Learning Theories or Educational Psychology
  • Human Development

Academic requirements

Students may apply for the Ed.S. School Psychology if they have an undergraduate degree in psychology, or a related field with at least 20 psychology credits and an undergraduate GPA of 3.00.  Students entering the EdS program with or without a prior master’s degree in psychology, education, or a related field, must complete all courses for the MA Educational Psychology, or transfer in equivalent courses that meet the EdS requirements.

Admission requirements

  • Transcripts from educational institutions in the U.S.
    • Domestic and International prospective students who graduated from an educational institution in the U.S. must upload unofficial transcripts directly in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official final transcripts will be required after admission decision.
  • Transcripts from educational institutions from outside of the U.S.
    • Domestic and International prospective students who graduated from an educational institution outside the U.S. must provide a WES ICAP course-by-course evaluation. The WES evaluation converts educational credentials from any country in the world into their U.S. equivalents. You can learn more about how to apply for a WES ICAP evaluation by watching the tutorial video created by WES.

      An unofficial copy of the WES ICAP may be uploaded in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official WES ICAP will be required after admission decision.

      Prospective students holding academic degrees from universities accredited by Adventist Accredited Association (AAA) are not required to submit WES ICAP and may upload original language and literal English translation unofficial transcripts in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official final transcripts will be required after admission decision.
  • Recommendations: Three recommendations are required from professionals—such as advisors, major professors, and employers—excluding relatives. You are asked to provide names and email addresses on the online application, and then recommenders will receive an email with a direct link to the form.
  • Resume or professional history: Information about your employment, research, or special projects.
  • GRE score: The exam must be taken within five years prior to admission.
  • Statement of Purpose: A 500-word essay explaining your objectives in seeking a graduate degree at Andrews University. Include a description of your personal, professional, and academic goals; your philosophical perspective; and what you hope to accomplish professionally in ten years following the completion of your degree.
  • English proficiency: English proficiency: Students whose language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the minimum scores. To learn more please visit our entrance exams page.

The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management reserves the right to request additional documents at its own discretion.

Additional requirements for international students

In addition to fulfilling the regular admission requirements, International students with academic acceptance who are coming to Andrews University need to submit additional documents in order to process a student visa. For more information please visit the International Students page.

If you will be pursuing an Online program that requires you to come to campus for an orientation or class please contact the International Student Services for more specific information.

Finances

To learn more about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit our financial section.

Get Help

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