School Psychology: Ed.S., M.A.
UD's School of Education offers an Ed.S. (educational specialist) program in school psychology and a Ph.D. program in education with a specialization in school psychology. The two closely interrelated programs train students in (1) direct intervention skills, including counseling, (2) psychoeducational evaluation of children using a variety of assessment and diagnostic approaches, (3) prevention, (4) consultation with parents, teachers, and school administrators, and (5) evaluation and research in school settings.
A master of arts degree is earned upon completion of the first 30 credit hours of coursework, and the educational specialist degree is earned upon completion of an additional 30 credit hours that includes 1200 hours of school-based internship(s) during the third year in the program.
The Ed.S. is a combined M.A./Ed.S. program.
The Ed.S. program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Students completing the programs qualify for school psychology certification or licensing to work in public schools in Delaware and most other states.
January 15: Final deadline to apply
Students who qualify for an assistantship will receive a minimum stipend of $20,000 for the 9-month academic year (2019-2020), a tuition scholarship award that provides a reduced rate for master’s students equivalent to the Delaware resident rate, and a reduced-cost medical insurance plan provided by the University.
The 2021-2022 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $750.