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School Psychology: Ed.S.

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program in school psychology ... 

In addition to the initial courses leading to the M.Ed. degree, candidates for the Ed.S. degree and school psychology licensure must complete additional coursework.


Program Coordinator

Lydia Kruse, Ph.D.
Telephone: (216) 397-1959


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Learning Goals

Education specialist students work to achieve several of the following learning goals throughout the program.

  • Understands the contexts of professional practices.
  • Demonstrates accuracy, organization, and persistence in achieving intellectual and professional goals.
  • Contributes to the school, district, and the broader professional community.
  • Engages in systematic inquiry.
  • Assumes responsibility in data-based decision-making and helps to ensure that decisions are based on the highest professional standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of clients/students.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of resources and content and pedagogy.
  • Designs coherent, evidence-based interventions.
  • Establishes favorable conditions for instruction and intervention.
  • Uses knowledge of communication techniques to foster collaboration and supportive interactions.
  • Takes initiative in assuming leadership roles.
  • Seeks out opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • Actively participates in professional events and projects.
  • Challenges negative attitudes and practices; is proactive in serving clients/students/colleagues.
  • Assists and supports fellow professionals.
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  • Tuition scholarships are available to licensed teachers.
  • A limited number of graduate assistantships are available. Graduate assistants are given a tuition waiver for up to 15 credit hours per year plus a stipend. Students are expected to spend 20 hours per week working for the department. Graduate assistants aid professors with courses and research.
  • The University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid offers assistance on student loan