Educational Specialist in School Psychology

Admission Standards:

  1. Undergraduate requirements:  bachelor's degree with strong background in education, psychology, or both
  2. GRE-General Subject:(minimum of 286 combined in verbal and quantitative reasoning)
  3. GPA-cumulative: 3.00
  4. English Proficiency (Non-Canadian International Applicants Only):  TOEFL:  79;  IELTS:  6

Application Packet Deadline: Fall Intakes Only
January 15-Priority given to application packets completed by this date; continue to take applications through March 15.

The Education Specialist in School Psychology prepares students for certification as a School Psychologist by the State of North Dakota. Graduate students participate in a rigorous three year program. The program emphasizes hands-on experiences culminating in a one year, 1200 hour internship. The program also emphasizes rural school psychology in the coursework.

Required Courses
Required Courses:
ED 540 Reading: Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation 2 SH
ED 541 Clinical Practice in Remedial Reading 2 SH
SPED 542 Methods and Materials of Teaching the Developmentally 3 SH
SPED 550 Special Education Assessment 2 SH
SPED 533 Clinical Practice 1 SH
SPED 561 Behavior Problems of Exceptional Children 3 SH
SPED 572 Methods of Teaching the Learning Disabled 3 SH
PSY 503 Statistics 3 SH
PSY 511 Human Growth and Development 3 SH
PSY 512 Research Design and Measurement 3 SH
PSY 513 School Psychology Research Seminar 2 SH
PSY 514 Individual Cognitive Assessment 4 SH
PSY 518 Psychopathology of Children 3 SH
PSY 525 Role and Function of the School Psychologist 3 SH
PSY 533 Social and Behavioral Interventions in School 3 SH
PSY 584 School Psychology Practicum I 3 SH
PSY 585 School Psychology Practicum II 3 SH
PSY 586 Clinical Experience 3 SH
PSY 590 Counseling Skills 3 SH
PSY 592 Special Topics--Seminar in School Psychology 3 SH
PSY 592 Special Topics--Diversity in the Schools 3 SH
PSY 597 Thesis (optional) 3 SH (min)
PSY 598 Internship 6 SH
PSY 599 Internship 6 SH
Minimum Total Graduate
Program Credits Required 70 SH

» Course Descriptions
» School Psychology Department website

Program Director:
Dr. Joseph Engler