Educational Psychology, M.Ed. (pre-certification)
The M.Ed. program is intended for those seeking the School Psychology Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S.) or the School Psychology Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.), but who do not already have a master’s degree. At the time of applications, students will apply for both the M.Ed. program and either the Ed.S. or the Ed.D.
The M.Ed. program provides foundational knowledge of and opportunities to observe and use evidence-based practices in schools and with families to promote positive outcomes.
Coursework in this program may be applied toward the Illinois Type 73 School Psychology Certification and certification requirements by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) for eligibility to be a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).
Faculty review student progress to provide formative evaluation and prepare for the next phase of the program, either the Ed.S. or the Ed.D. Students are evaluated using a combination of course grades, portfolio assessments, field-based competencies and professional dispositions assessment.
In addition to National College of Education Graduate Admissions Requirements, applicants must submit the following materials:
- Four letters of recommendation, at least two of which are academic in nature, regarding the applicants capacity for graduate work
- Professional resume or curriculum vitae describing relevant background and work experiences
- Scores from the General Aptitude Section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years
This degree requires:
- 33 SH
- Up to one day per week of school- and family-based practicum
MED Core - 10 SH
|FND510||Social Justice Perspectives on the History and Philosophy of American Education||
|EPS545||Cognition, Instruction and Curriculum (for School Psychology Majors)||
|ESR502||Research Analysis Methods for Educational Psychologists||
|ESR503||Applied Research Methods for Educational Psychologists||
Program Requirements - 23 SH
|EPS530||Educational Assessment for Problem Solving||
|EPS535||Working with Families and Children||
|EPS539||Foundations of Behavioral Support||
|EPS540||Introduction to School Psychology Practice||
|EPS543||Social and Emotional Learning in the Schools: School-Wide Intervention||
|EPS546||Methods of Intervention in a Tiered Service Delivery Model||
|EPS563A||School Psychology Practicum I||