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Dallas Education Specialist (EdS) in School Psychology Courses & Admissions Requirements

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Admissions Requirements

The application process for admission into the EdS in School Psychology non-certification degree program (36 credit hours) requires the submission of all materials that will enable the School Psychology Admissions Committee to verify the applicant's academic qualifications to enroll at a graduate professional school.

To be considered for application the applicants must possess the following:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an appropriately certified foreign institution
  • Successful completion of Argosy University's Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Psychology degree program
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework (including all graduate work)
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."
  • Evidence of Criminal Background check
  • Completion of an interview with a member of the program Admissions Committee

All applications for admission will be submitted to the Admissions Department and will include at least the following:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Personal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession
  • Current résumé (or current summary)
  • Three completed Applicant Recommendation Forms
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
  • Assessment of applicant's personal integrity, maturity, interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate

Course List

Core Course Requirements

Students enrolled in the EdS in School Psychology non-certification degree program (36 credit hours) are required to complete eight core courses (24 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
PS7012 - Ethics and Law in School Psychology
(3)

(3)

PS7014 - Social and Emotional Assessment: Children and Adolescents
(3)

(3)

PS7016 - School Consultation, Collaboration, and Supervision
(3)

(3)

PS7021 - Curriculum Based Assessment and Interventions
(2)

(2)

PS7023 - Behavioral Assessment and Interventions
(3)

(3)

PS7025 - Prevention and Crisis Intervention
(2)

(2)

PS7026 - School Organization, Research and Program Planning
(2)

(2)

PS7027 - Counseling and Child Psychotherapy
(3)

(3)

PS7029 - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—24 Credit Hours
Practicum Requirements

Students enrolled in the EdS in School Psychology non-certification degree program are required to complete a two course practicum sequence (6 credit hours).

Practicum Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
PS7018 - Practicum I
(3)

(3)

PS7019 - Practicum II
(3)

(3)

Practicum Requirements—6 Credit Hours
Internship Requirements

Students enrolled in the EdS in School Psychology non-certification degree program are required to complete a two course internship sequence (6 credit hours).

Internship Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
PS7030 - Internship I
(3)

(3)

PS7031 - Internship II
(3)

(3)

Internship Requirements—6 Credit Hours

DISCLAIMER(S)

Only the MAED in Educational Administration leads to the Texas Principal Certificate upon completion of all state and program requirements.

Only the MA in School Psychology has been designed to meet the requirements found in the Texas Administrative Code for licensed Specialists in School Psychology. The decision to grant licensure rests solely with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and not Argosy University. Upon completion of the MA in School Psychology, students may apply to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists through the National Association of School Psychologists.

All other programs offered through the College of Education DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States.

The programs offered through Argosy University, Online Programs DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States regardless of the State in which the student resides.