The EdS in School Psychology is a full-time, four-year training program to prepare
you to become a professional school psychologist who assists learners, families, teachers
and others to be successful. School psychologists work with those who have autism
spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, mood or depressive disorders, anxiety
disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, antisocial behavior problems,
adolescent substance use disorders and learning disabilities. Our graduates provide
a range of diagnosis, assessments, intervention, therapy, program evaluation and system-level
program development and evaluation as well as crisis intervention within educational
institutions and various other settings. Program graduates are also eligible for National
Certification in School Psychology from the National Association of School Psychologists
(NASP) and certification as school psychologists through the State Department of Education.
Our program follows a practitioner-scientist model that clearly leads graduates to
practice and research. We embed Science-Based Child and Learner Success (SBC/LS) orientation
in the delivery of school psychology services in order to effect positive outcomes.
The program requires approximately 53 hours of coursework beyond the master’s degree,
including a full-time, paidinternship in the public schools during the last year. Our students also complete clinical training
under faculty supervision in theSchool Psychology Centeron the OSU campus.
Introduction to School Psychology
Human Development in Psychology
Research, Design & Methodology
Individual Intellectual Assessment of Children & Youth
Parent & Family Intervention in School Psychology
Theories of Social Psychology
Introduction to Psychotherapy with Children & Adolescents
Our faculty actively encourage participation in research teams, which provide mentorship and create an educational environment of support and productivity.
Currently our graduate students are heavily involved in two faculty-led intervention programs that directly support Oklahoma students, including Project Aware and the Oklahoma Tiered Intervention System of Support(OTISS).
Faculty research expertise includes:
Issues in child psychopathology
Treatment-based assessment procedures
Functional assessment of academic deficits
Variables associated with treatment integrity
Disparities in educational opportunities and outcomes among low socioeconomic status
and linguistic-minority children
Development and refinement of psychological measures
Effectiveness of school-based interventions for children with autism
Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA
and/or 3.5 minimum graduate GPA preferred)
Three letters of recommendation
GRE scores within the last five years (verbal and quantitative score within the 40th
Personal and professional goal statement (three to five pages)
Professional writing sample
Cost & Assistance
Various teaching, research, practicum, School Psychology Center and faculty/program
administrative support assistantshipsare available for students in the program. Assistantships are designed to provide
financial support for full-time students and provide special skills that may be useful
in future career endeavors. Students are matched with their areas of professional
interest during their graduate assistantship, under the supervision of a faculty member.
Currently enrolled students are eligible for scholarships offered through the College of Education and Human Sciences.