School Psychology

EdS

  • Provide counseling, instruction, and mentoring
  • Assess barriers to learning, determine strategies to improve learning
  • Promote wellness and resilience
  • Work with students, families, teachers, administrators

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This program is intended for those seeking school psychologist certification and planning to work in school and related agencies. Applicants to the School Psychologist Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program must possess either the bachelor’s or master’s degree in psychology or related areas such as special education or counseling. Full time students can expect to complete the program in three years. Admissions will occur annually for the fall semester.

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Shamshad Ahmed, Ph.D.

Sr. Gail Cabral, I.H.M., Ph.D.

Estelle Campenni, Ph.D.

Brooke Cannon, Ph.D.

Edward Crawley, Ph.D.

Bradley Janey, Ph.D.

John Lemoncelli, Ed.D.

 

Janet Muse-Burke, Ph.D.

Edward O’Brien, Ph.D.

David Palmiter, Ph.D.

Carl Persing,

David Renjilian, Ph.D.

 

Faculty research interests include: adult survivors of abuse, aggression, auditory perception, brain trauma, child and adolescent disruptive behavioral disorders, cognitive and behavioral therapies, cognitive assessment, conflict resolution and mediation, cross-cultural variations in masculinity, dementia, effects of technological innovation in higher education, ethics and clinical practice, friendship relations, gender differences, health promotion in schools, improvement in student reading, instructional effectiveness, media violence, medical aspects of sexual dysfunction, multimedia effects on learning, music cognition, neuropsychology, organization of auditory events, outcomes assessment, pastoral counseling, personality assessment practicum and supervision, psychology and marketing, psychology and religion, psychotherapist burnout, self-esteem assessment and change, social-cognitive development, state dependent learning, stress and coping, training practices in school psychology, web sites in mental health, word recognition.

The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies includes a broad range of teaching, clinical and research equipment in support of its graduate training mission. The facility includes multimedia classrooms, a shared research laboratory, a stress and coping laboratory, a neuropsychology laboratory, and a curriculum library that includes books and journals related to psychology.

In addition to these features, the McGowan Center also houses the Psychological Services Center, an outpatient mental health clinic that serves the local community and is an important training ground for psychology and counseling students.

Specific Program Requirements

Candidacy Requirements:

  • Personal Statement reguarding reason for entering profession and long range goals

  • Graduate Record Exam

  • 2 college level math courses

  • 2 college level English courses

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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