The EdS in School Psychology trains educators to be skilled in evidence-based interventions, assessment, consultation, research and evaluation.
School Psychology is a specialty of professional psychology that focuses on the science and practice of psychology with children and families, learners of all ages, and the schooling process. School psychology is consistently ranked as one of the best jobs in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.
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The EdS degree is a residential program that is full time for three years, beginning each fall semester. It requires 60 hours of coursework and field experiences in the areas of psychological and educational foundations, research, measurement, assessment, interventions, ethics and law, and professional issues. The third year of the program is a full-time year-long internship in a school-based setting.
The EdS is ideal for hardworking and ambitious students who want to learn a variety of empirically supported methods to help individuals with behavioral, academic and mental-health challenges in a school-based setting.
Admission decisions are made by consensus of the faculty based on factors including GRE scores, undergraduate courses and grades, letters of recommendation, potential match between the applicant’s goals and degree program objectives, and assistantship availability. Applications should be completed by Feb. 1 for fall matriculation.
Baylor offers generous incentives to attract the very best students. Most students have an assistantship providing stipends and generous tuition payments.