Degree Options

Seattle University offers two degree options: 

  1. Post-Bachelor’s Degree: For students who enter with a bachelor’s degree, the program of study requires 90 credit hours. Click here to view courses or scroll down.
  2. Post-Master’s Degree: For students entering with a master’s degree, the program of study requires a minimum of 60 credit hours, depending on prior course work. At the time of enrollment, each Post-MA student meets with a program advisor to review previous graduate course work and plan a program of studies that meets degree requirements. Click here to view courses or scroll down.

Both degree options lead to:

  • An Educational Specialist Degree (EdS)
  • Washington State Certification (ESA Certification)
  • National certification (National Certificate in School Psychology)

The EdS degree is between a master’s degree and a doctoral degree. 

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Post-Bachelor’s EdS Courses

The School Psychology program offers a 90-credit Post-Bachelor’s program, which leads to the Educational Specialist Degree (EdS). All Post-Bachelor’s Degree students are required to complete a 1200-hour internship. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student is eligible for Washington state ESA certification and national (NCSP) certification. 

Foundational/Beginning Courses (27 credits)

  • COUN 5610 Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • EDUC 5000 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 5110 Child Development (or Lifespan Dev)
  • EDUC 5200 Social Justice in Professional Practice
  • SPSY 5040 Advanced Counseling for Diverse School Populations
  • SPED 5420 Language, Literacy, and Number Assessment
  • SPED 5400 Intro to Special Education and Learning Disorders
  • SPED 5430 Positive Behavior Support
  • SPSY 5020 Counseling Theories/Skills for School Psychologists
  • Elective

Discipline-Specific/Advanced Courses (42 credits)

  • SPED 5410 Multicultural/Multilingual Issues in Learning
  • SPED 5450 School Consultation and Intervention
  • SPED 5460 Advanced Behavioral Intervention
  • SPSY 5010 Roles and Functions of School Psychology
  • SPSY 5030 Applied Educational Psychology
  • SPSY 5050 Applied Educational Research in School Psychology
  • SPSY 5370 Social Emotional Learning and School Reform
  • SPSY 5600 Ethics and Law in School Psychology
  • SPSY 5620 Family/School Collaboration
  • SPSY 5630 Linking Assessment to Instruction
  • SPSY 5640 Individual Educational Assessment
  • SPSY 5660 Individual Intelligence Assessment
  • SPSY 5670 Personality and Behavior Assessment  

Field-Based Integration Courses (18 credits)

  • SPSY 5700 School Psychology Practicum I*
  • SPSY 5710 School Psychology Practicum II
  • SPSY 5720 School Psychology Practicum III
  • SPSY 5800 School Psychology Internship/Seminar I*
  • SPSY 5810 School Psychology Internship/Seminar II
  • SPSY 5820 School Psychology Internship/Seminar III

Elective Course (3 credits)

Minimum credits required for degree:  90

Applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree in psychology or sociology that included multiple courses in statistics and/or research can request to waive EDUC 5000 Introduction to Educational Research. Upon admission, these students should submit transcripts to their advisor in order to be considered for this waiver.

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Post-Master’s EdS Courses

For students with a master’s degree, the School Psychology Program offers a 60-credit (minimum) Post-Master’s degree program which leads to the Educational Specialist Degree (EdS). Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student is eligible for Washington state ESA certification and national (NCSP) certification.

The Post-Master’s Degree program of study follows requirements for the Post-Bachelor’s Degree Program, but the courses and total credits required are determined on an individual basis dependent on the student’s master’s degree, course work, and the state and national certification requirements. All Post-Master’s Degree students complete a supervised internship of 1200 hours in a school setting.

Foundational/Beginning Courses (27 credits)

(may be waived based on prior coursework)

  • COUN 5610 Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • EDUC 5000 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 5110 Child Development (or Lifespan Dev)
  • EDUC 5200 Social Justice in Professional Practice
  • SPSY 5040 Advanced Counseling for Diverse School Populations
  • SPED 5420 Language, Literacy, and Number Assessment
  • SPED 5400 Intro to Special Education and Learning Disorders 
  • SPED 5430 Positive Behavior Support 
  • SPSY 5020 Counseling Theories/Skills for School Psychologists
  • Elective

Discipline-Specific/Advanced Courses (42 credits)

  • SPED 5410 Multicultural/Multilingual Issues in Learning
  • SPED 5450 School Consultation and Intervention
  • SPED 5460 Advanced Behavioral Intervention
  • SPSY 5010 Roles and Functions of School Psychology
  • SPSY 5030 Applied Educational Psychology
  • SPSY 5050 Applied Educational Research in School Psychology
  • SPSY 5370 Social Emotional Learning and School Reform
  • SPSY 5600 Ethics and Law in School Psychology
  • SPSY 5620 Family/School Collaboration
  • SPSY 5630 Linking Assessment to Instruction
  • SPSY 5640 Individual Educational Assessment
  • SPSY 5660 Individual Intelligence Assessment
  • SPSY 5670 Personality and Behavior Assessment

Field-Based Integration Courses (18 credits)

(field-based courses cannot be waived or transferred in)

  • SPSY 5700 School Psychology Practicum I*
  • SPSY 5710 School Psychology Practicum II
  • SPSY 5720 School Psychology Practicum III
  • SPSY 5800 School Psychology Internship/Seminar I*
  • SPSY 5810 School Psychology Internship/Seminar II
  • SPSY 5820 School Psychology Internship/Seminar III

Elective Course (3 credits)

Minimum credits required for degree: 60 (dependent upon prior coursework)

 

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