Educational Psychology Ed.S. is based upon standards set forth by state and national accreditation organizations and is a nationally approved program. Students pursuing school psychology studies meet credential standards by completing at least 66 semester hours beyond the bachelor’s of required and elective graduate-level course work by completing the hours and 1,200 hours of supervised internship. Completion of this program of graduate study enables the student to receive state licensure as a school psychologist in Nevada and the opportunity to gain national certification.
The program adopts the scientist/practitioner model of school psychology. Courses and practica seek to integrate theory and applied skills for working in schools and other educational settings. The primary goal of the school psychology program is to prepare professional school psychologists who can apply psychological principles to ameliorate cognitive, learning, behavioral, and other school related problems of children and adolescents.
Plan Admission Requirements
Students are admitted each spring to begin the following fall. Applicants must have a 2.75 undergraduate GPA with the last two years GPA of 3.0. The GRE must also be taken, with preference given to applicants who score at or above the 50% percentile on both the verbal and quantitative scores on the GRE. The admission process begins with applications submitted to the Graduate College and to the program
Admission is based on the following criteria:
- Graduate College online application
- Department application
- Preference is given to students whose scores relate to the 50th percentile or better on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Three letters of recommendation from former instructors, employers, or other professionals who can evaluate the potential to complete graduate study
- One-page career goals statement which also serves as a sample of the applicant’s writing skills
- Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.