Ed.S. School Psychology + Pennsylvania School Psychologist Certification

Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology
Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology

The Ed.S. program in School Psychology at Lehigh University is fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.

The primary objective of the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) program in School Psychology is to train individuals who wish to become school-based practitioners. Although students are expected to become effective consumers of research, it is not required that these students acquire skills to conduct significant research investigations.

Individuals completing the program attain competencies making them eligible for careers in public or private school settings.

The Ed.S. program results in both the degree and certification as a school psychologist in Pennsylvania, as well as eligibility for the NCSP credential awarded by NASP.

Most Ed.S. students develop a specialized expertise:

Curriculum

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDITS
AREA I: RESEARCH CORE (6 hours)    
EDUC 403 Research or SCHP 434 Applied Research Practicum 3
EDUC 408 Introduction to Statistics or EDUC 409 Analysis of Experimental Data 3
AREA II: PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATION CORE (12 HOURS)    
EDUC 451  Applied Principles of Cognitive Psychology or PSYC 403 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC 402 Developmental Psychology 3
EDUC 491 Advanced Seminars: (with subtitle) or PSYC 404 Behavioral Neuroscience 1-6
CPSY 471 Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives 3
AREA III: COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (3-9 hours)   
CPSY 439 Theory and Practice of Group Counseling  3
CPSY 440 Introduction to Family Counseling 3
CPSY 442 Counseling and Therapeutic Approaches 3
CPSY 445 School Counseling I 4
CPSY 462  Assessment of Personality  3
CPSY 480 Master's Internship I 3
  Others by advisor approval      
AREA IV: SPECIAL EDUCATION (3 - 9 HOURS)      
PSYC 338 Phenomenology and Theory of Childhood Disorders 4
SPED 332 Education and Inclusion of Individuals with Special Needs in K-12 3
SPED 418  Alternative Curricular Approaches 3
SPED 419 Academic Interventions: PreK-8 3
EDL 470 Special Topics in Educational Leadership 1-3
  Others by Advisor Approval   
Autism Subspecialization (6) {Requires 480 clock hours in ASD}:  
  Bi-weekly Seminar: Autism Spectrum Disorders 0
  Bi-monthly seminar: Diversity Sensitivity Consulting 0
  Daily Practicum in Autism Spectrum Disorders 0
SPED 465 Advanced Inclusionary Practices in K-12 3
  Others by Advisor Approval  
Specialist in RTI Implementation (25):  
SCHP 429 Special Topics in School Psychology 1-3
SCHP 437 Advanced Child Psychopathology 3
SCHP 443 Certification Internship  1-6
  Others by Advisor Approval  
AREA V: PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY CORE (36 HOURS)      
SCHP 407  Crisis Management in the Schools 3
SCHP 402  Applied Behavior Analysis 3
SCHP 404  Historical and Contemporary Issues in School Psychology 3
SCHP 412 Consultation Procedures 2
SCHP 422 Assessment of Intelligence 3
SCHP 423 Behavioral Assessment  3
SCHP 425 Assessment and Intervention in Educational Consultation 3
SCHP 426 Advanced School and Family Interventions 3
SCHP 431 Practicum in Consultation Procedures 1-3
SCHP 432  Practicum in Assessment of Intelligence 1-3
SCHP 433 Practicum in Behavioral Assessment 1-3
SCHP 435 Practicum in Assessment & Intervention in Educational Consultation  1-3
SCHP 443 Certification Internship 1-6

Course decriptions can be found in the course catalog.

Application Requirements & Deadlines