EdS in Applied Educational Psychology: School Psychology

The post-masters Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program completes the academic preparation and professional training required for individuals to become school psychologists. This program prepares school psychologists to collaborate with teachers, parents, and school personnel to promote educationally and psychologically healthy school environments for all children and youth.

Coursework for the Ed.S. in Applied Educational Psychology: School Psychology includes preparation in mental health services, advanced psychoeducational assessment and intervention, applied research, and school consultation and collaboration. The culmination of these studies is a full-year internship as a school psychologist. This 38-hour post-masters program was designed to be aligned with the school psychologist requirements of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and the International School Psychology Association (ISPA). All of our courses help our students to become sensitive to individual differences and cultural backgrounds; candidates receive "scaffolded" experiences that enable culturally competent service delivery. As part of the international network of Webster University, graduates of the Ed.S. in Applied Educational Psychology: School Psychology program will emerge as global citizens with an increased cultural understanding of themselves and others. 

Areas of Concentration

  • Advanced Graduate Certificate in the Assessment of Learning and Cognitive Development
  • Students may earn NASP certificates in School Crisis Prevention and Preparedness and School Crisis Intervention and Recovery
  • Students may apply to the Child Development Program of the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Students may earn an optional emphasis in International Children's Rights

Points of Distinction

  • The Ed.S. in Applied Educational Psychology: School Psychology is the first school psychology program to be designed and developed from an international perspective from the very beginning.
  • International experiences are encouraged, but not required.
  • Applied Educational Psychology: School Psychology students contribute to the "knowledge base" in the fields of educational psychology and school psychology.
  • Education programs in the School of Education are recognized for their excellence and approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. 
  • Webster University's Applied Educational Psychology: School Psychology program is approved for school psychologist educator certification by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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