EdD Educational Psychology

EdD Educational Psychology - School Psy Emphasis 

This emphasis prepares individuals for the professional practice of school psychology.  Doctoral-level school psychologists work in public and private school systems, colleges and universities, preschool and child-development centers, and private practice.  Typical responsibililties include assessment, diagnosis, consultation, program planning and intervention services to preschool and school-age children with educational, emotional and behavioral problems.  This is a professional degree that is aimed at preparing school psychologists for added responsibility in the area of supervision or more in-depth understanding of school psychological practice and research methodology.  It is planned to be a continuation of the EdS degree.  Certification/licensure as a school psychologist is advisable.  If certification has not been met prior to enrollment in the doctoral program, the sequence of courses from the EdS program must be completed as part of the doctoral program.

Degree Requirements:

EdS - EdS in a state-approved School Psychology program (69 credits if taken at AU)



School Psychology Focus                 CREDITS
School Psychology Focus
GDPC629 Psychopathology: Classification & Treatment                                         


GDPC670 Advanced Social Psychology


GDPC834 Seminar in Educational/School Psychology


Supervision Focus
EDAL560 K-12 Law 3
EDAL570 Principles of Educational Supervision 2-3
EDAL635 Human Resources Administration 2-3
Total Focus Area Credits 9


Course# Research Credits
EDRM505 Research Methods                          3
EDRM605 Qualitative Research Methods in Education & Psychology 3
EDRM611 Applied Statistical Methods I 3
EDRM710 Seminar in Research Methodology 1
EDRM712 Applied Statistical Methods II 3
EDRM880 Dissertation Proposal Development 2
  Total Research Area Credits 15




  Electives                                                                       0-9


Research Experience:  This requirement is met in EDRM712 and 713.  Transfer students who have taken related courses elsewhere must see their advisor for appropriate procedures.

Students completing the Ed.S. School Psychology program at Andrews University need not take any electives. Students who obtained their Ed.S. in an institution other than Andrews University must complete 9 credits of doctoral electives at Andrews University. Included in these credits must be EDFN500 and courses missed from Andrews University required courses.  If students received their EdS in School Psychology at Andrews University, the following courses must have been included:



Required AU EdS Courses Credits
GDPC626 Cognitive Psychology                                                                      3         
GDPC676 Theories of Personality 3
GDPC686 Interventions and Diagnosis with Children and Adolescents 3
  Total Elective Credits 9




EDPC899 Doctoral Dissertation                                                                       14
  TOTAL EdD Degree Credits 90+