Post-MA EdS

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 Child/Adolescent Counseling
  • EDUC 5000 Introduction to Research and Graduate Study
  • EDUC 5110 Child Development
  • EDUC 5120 Adolescent Psychology
  • SPED 5400 Introduction to Special Education & Learning Disorders
  • SPED 5420 Language, Literacy, And Numeracy: Assessing and Teaching Students with Learning Differences
  • SPED 5430 Introduction to Behavior Disorders & Intervention
  • SPSY 5020 Counseling Theories and Skills for School Psychologists Elective
  • SPSY 5550 Advance Counseling for Diverse School Populations

Discipline-Specific/Advanced Courses (42 credits)

  • EDUC 5200 Social Justice
  • SPED 5410 Multicultural/Multilingual Issues
  • SPED 5450 School Consultation & Intervention
  • SPED 5460 Advanced Behavior Intervention
  • SPSY 5010 Introduction to School Psychology
  • SPSY 5030 Application of Learning Theories to School Psychology Practice
  • SPSY 5050 Advanced Application of Research and Statistics
  • SPSY 5500 Law and Ethics for School Psychologists
  • 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 Consultation and Academic Intervention Practicum
  • SPSY 5710 Counseling and Behavioral Intervention Practicum
  • SPSY 5720 Psychoeducational Assessment Practicum
  • SPSY 5800 School Psychology Internship and Seminar I
  • SPSY 5810 School Psychology Internship and Seminar II
  • SPSY 5820 School Psychology Internship and Seminar III

Elective Course (3 credits)

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