School Psychology, EdS

Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

Vision Statement

The UNO School Psychology Program’s mission is to graduate students who have met high levels of academic excellence relevant to the knowledge and skills in the profession of school psychology and that are engaged in and committed to the community. The program is designed to prepare graduates to function as scientist-practitioners in service to children and their families, schools, and communities. The program emphasizes an indirect service delivery approach that is oriented in data-based problem-solving and is responsive to cultural and ecological contexts. Although indirect approaches are emphasized (e.g., consultation, assessment, prevention, and early intervention), graduates are prepared to apply direct psychological services (e.g., individual-, group-, and systems-level interventions) when conditions warrant.

Program Contact Information

Dr. Joseph Brown, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
Arts & Sciences Hall (ASH) 347J
402-554-2313
josephbrown@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: December 15

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Must have earned a master’s degree in School Psychology prior to admittance into the EdS program.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
PSYC 8250FAMILY ANALYSIS AND TREATMENT3
PSYC 9320SEMINAR IN PROGRAM EVALUATION3
PSYC 9780ADVANCED CONSULTATION IN PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION3
PSYC 9940SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT6
PSYC 9970ED.S. LEVEL PRACTICUM IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY6
PSYC 9980INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY6
Select one of the following (the other course is taken at the Master’s level):3
BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS AND INTERVENTIONS
PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS
Electives
Graduate course in Education 13
Graduate course in Counseling 13
Total Credits36
1

Elective courses must be approved by School Psychology Program Committee. Students must submit a written justification to the Program Director at least one month before the start of the course stating how the proposed elective course fits into their Plan of Study. The course catalog description must be included in the justification. 

36 hours is earned for the EdS in School Psychology
36 hours is earned in a Master’s degree in School Psychology

Total Credit Hours: 72

Exit Requirement:

Must successfully complete the School Psychology PRAXIS Examination.

Special Performance Quality Rule

If at any time a grade of "C", (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in graduate courses become a matter of record, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology will be placed on probation. An unexcused grade of "W" in a proseminar course will be considered equivalent to a grade of "C" for purposes of this policy. An excused "W" must be approved by the chair of the department of psychology. Students placed on this probation will forfeit any departmental graduate assistantship they may have and any approved programs of study will be subject to re-evaluation and change. Before registering for additional courses, a student placed on probation must, with the assistance and approval of his/her advisor, submit a plan for remediation of his/her academic problems, and have that plan approved by the Graduate Program Committee. The Graduate Program Committee will review and, if appropriate, modify the plan. Further, any enrollment in graduate courses must be approved by the Graduate Program Committee. The student will remain on probation until the Graduate Program Committee approves termination of probation status.  If a student earns a second "C", the student will be dismissed from the program and the GPC will work to come up with a plan, and evaluate if it is possible for the student to return to the program at some point.