Phoenix Education Specialist (EdS) in School Psychology Courses & Admissions Requirements
The application process for admission into the EdS in School Psychology state certification degree program 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 or equivalent degrees reviewed by the faculty for coursework
- 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
* Students at Argosy University, Phoenix are required to present a photocopy of valid Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card (plastic) issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Students enrolled in the EdS in School Psychology state certification degree program are required to complete eight core courses (24 credit hours).
Students enrolled in the EdS in School Psychology state certification degree program are required to complete a two course practicum sequence (6 credit hours). Students may be required to enroll in a Practicum Extension course if practicum requirements haven't been met.
Students enrolled in the EdS in School Psychology state certification degree program are required to complete a two course internship sequence (6 credit hours). Students may be required to enroll in an Internship Extension course if their internship contract extends beyond the end of the Argosy semester.
Only the MAED in Educational Administration, the EdS in Initial Educational Administration, the EdD in Initial Educational Administration, the EdS in Advanced Educational Administration, and the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration are approved by the Arizona Department of Education to lead to school administration licensure/certification upon completion of all program and state requirements.
Only the MA in School Psychology , EdS in School Psychology, and the PsyD in School Psychology are approved by the Arizona Department of Education to lead to school psychology licensure/certification upon completion of all program and state requirements.
The EdS in School Psychology is designed for those who want to become certified school psychologists in the P-12 setting. These programs meet the requirements for certification as a school psychologist and are approved by the Arizona Department of Education. Students are also eligible to apply to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists in a process designed for graduates of non-NASP approved programs.
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.