School Psychology, Ed.D.
This program prepares graduates to work as school psychologists in schools and potentially other clinical settings, to develop breadth or depth in the knowledge and skills of evidence-based practices with schools and families, expand their skills in evaluating and conducting research or to pursue higher education positions.
Students who successfully complete the Ed.D. may be eligible for Illinois Type 73 School Psychology Certification if they have not previously been certified, but likely would be required to complete additional courses. They also may be eligible for certification by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) as Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSP) and the Illinois Clinical Psychology license.
Faculty review student progress annually to provide formative evaluation and prepare for the next phase of the program using a combination of course grades, portfolio assessments, field-based competencies and professional dispositions assessment.
In addition to National College of Education Doctoral Admissions Requirements, applicants must:
- Submit at least 3 letters of recommendation, with at least two strongly recommended to come from previous university professors that are academic in nature, regarding the applicant’s capacity for graduate work
- Submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae describing relevant background and work experiences
- Submit scores from the General Aptitude Section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last 5 years
- Pass the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or ISBE approved alternative
- Note: Applicants may apply to the Ed.D. degree at the time they apply to the M.Ed master’s degree
- Note: Applicants who already hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution may apply to the Ed.D. per required admission criteria
- Requires 63 SH for completion
- Requires comprehensive examination
- Requires a dissertation
- Requires a full-school year (9–12 month), paid internship in public schools or approved clinical settings
Research and Dissertation - 21 SH
|ESR604||Dissertation Proposal Seminar||
|ESR610||Paradigms of Research||
|ESR612||Empirical/Analytic Research I||
|ESR614||Interpretive/Critical Research I||
|ESR616||Empirical/Analytic Research II||
|ESR618||Interpretive/Critical Research II||
|CCD699F||Dissertation: School Psychology||
School Psychology Core - 29 SH
|EPS654||Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in Mental Health||
|EPS659||Studies in family-school partnerships and relationship-building||
|EPS668||Diversity and Multiculturalism in Schools||
|EPS669||Multi-Tiered Systems of Services and Supports as a Vehicle for School Change||
|EPS670||Fundamentals of Supervision||
|EPS690||Doctoral Internship in School Psychology||
|EPS692||Doctoral Practicum in School Psychology||
Program Electives - 13 SH
Choose 13 SH of NCE graduate courses with the approval of a doctoral advisor
The comprehensive examination is taken after completion of the doctoral, research and program core classes (with the exception of the last research course). Students must pass the comprehensive examination prior to formal work on the dissertation and advancement to candidacy for the Ed.D. degree.