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Required Coursework

MS, EdS Program of Study

The following plan of study leads to the master's and specialist's degrees and Kansas State Department of Education School Psychologist Certification. See the Candidate Handbook for additional information and to review the notes associated with some of the courses listed.

This sequence assumes all background/prerequisite courses in psychology and education, as detailed in admissions requirements, have been completed prior to beginning the School Psychology Program. This plan of study assumes a candidate has entered into the MS program with no transfer credit and no probationary requirements, and who elects to complete an EdS thesis rather than an EdS project.

This plan will vary significantly for those accepted directly into the EdS program, dependent upon the characteristics of their MS degree course work, and which courses taken earlier are acceptable MS or EdS equivalents for purpose of licensure, transfer credit and/or substitution on degree plan. The Candidate Handbook has additional information. In particular, use Appendix U as a checklist of what course work must be documented for you to obtain licensure.

This information is subject to change, speak with your advisor or email program director Jim Persinger for current information.

Fall - First Year

ER 752

Analysis of Research

3 hrs

PY 835

Seminar in School Psychology

3 hrs

PY 714

Assessing Young Children with Special Needs

3 hrs

SD 700

Characteristics Mild/Moderate Disability

3 hrs

PY 703

Counseling in School Psychology

3 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs


Spring - First Year

PY 722
Theories of Learning (or EA773 Advanced Ed Psych) 3 hrs
PY 841 Assessment of Intelligence 3 hrs
ER 752 Analysis of Research or ER851 Research Design (thesis track) 3 hrs
PY 812 Foundations of Assessment in Sped / Student Support 3 hrs
Total 12 hrs

Summer - First Year

PY 703 Multiculturalism in School Psychology 2 hrs
PY 836 School-Based Prevention and Intervention 3 hrs
PY 801 School Psychological Consultation 3 hrs
PY 860 Leading Processes to Meet Diverse Student Needs 3 hrs
Total 11 hrs

Fall - Second Year

PY 811 Advanced Human Growth and Development 3 hrs
PY 843 PsychoEducational Assessment 3 hrs
SD 850 Characteristics of Individuals with Gifts & Talents 3 hrs
Elective Educational Administration elective (i.e., EA 830 School Leadership Theory,
EA 849 Educational Law and Regular, EA 888 School Systems
Management)
3 hrs
Total 12 hrs

You are eligible to have your MS in School Psychology awarded at the end of this fall semester, meaning you can “walk” in the fall commencement ceremony if you wish. This assumes you have filed your intent to graduate in a timely manner, have a degree plan on file with your advisor, and passed comprehensive examinations.

Spring - Second Year

PY 838
Supervised Practice in School Psychology 6 hrs
ER 857
Statistical Methods for Education & Psychology II
or PY 520 Statistics I
3 hrs

PY 844

Ed.S. Project (or earlier PY 900 thesis enrollment for thesis track) 3 hrs
Total 12 hrs

Summer - Second Year

PY 820
Response to Intervention in School Psychology 3 hrs
Elective
from approved list 3 hrs
Total 6 hrs

You are eligible to have your EdS in School Psychology awarded at the end of this summer semester, meaning you can “walk” in the spring commencement ceremony if you wish. This assumes you have filed your intent to graduate in a timely manner, have a degree plan on file with your advisor, and have completed thesis or project research requirements.

Fall - Third Year

PY 910
Internship in School Psychology I 2 hrs

Spring - Third Year

PY 920
Internship in School Psychology II 2 hrs

  

  PROGRAM TOTAL
69 hrs