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Oklahoma State University

School Psychology Graduate Programs

Ed. S. Program

Ed.S. Handbook

The specialist program in school psychology at Oklahoma State University also offers education and training in psychology to prepare students as professional school psychologists. Students from the program are usually employed as school psychologists in the public schools. The program graduates are eligible for National Certification in School Psychology from the National Association of School Psychologists, and certification as school psychologists through State Departments of Education. The specialist program of study currently leads to the Ed.S. in Education with the option in School Psychology and is indicated on the student's transcript as follows: Degree: Specialist in Education: Major: Education; Option: School Psychology. The Ed.S. program is also National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) approved which is the highest level of program approval awarded to non-doctoral programs in school psychology. APA only accredits doctoral programs. Information about NASP program approval can be found here:

http://www.nasponline.org/certification/NASPapproved.aspx

Students in the program are all typically enrolled full-time for between 9 -14 graduate credit hours per semester and 6 hours during the summer semesters. This ensures that most students complete the degree in 4 years, which includes a full time paid internship in the public schools. The majority of students who are successfully admitted have received their Bachelor’s degree from psychology undergraduate programs or closely related areas. Most students receive the M.S in Educational Psychology - option School Psychometrics en’route to the Ed.S. degree.

More information about school psychology can be found at http://www.nasponline.org/

Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. Handbook

The doctoral program in school psychology at Oklahoma State University offers education and training in psychology to prepare students as scientist-practitioners. Students from the program entered the field in various roles and settings. For example graduates of the program have been employed in the schools, at universities, hospitals, in independent practice, and many other venues. The program graduates are eligible for licensure as Health Service Psychologists through the Board of Examiners of Psychologists, National Certification in School Psychology from the National Association of School Psychologists, and certification as school psychologists through State Departments of Education. The program of specialization in School Psychology currently leads to the Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an option in School Psychology and is indicated on the student's transcript as follows: Degree: Doctor of Philosophy; Major: Educational Psychology; Specialization: School Psychology. The Ph.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Students in the program are all typically enrolled full-time for between 9 -14 graduate credit hours per semester and 6 hours during the summer semesters. This ensures that most students complete the degree in approximately 5 years (see SPSY 2007 Disclosure Tables). The majority of students who are successfully admitted have recently received their Bachelor’s degree from psychology undergraduate programs. Some students are also admitted at advanced levels to the program with Masters or Specialist degrees. Those students admitted from the Bachelor’s level receive the M.S in Educational Psychology - option School Psychometrics en’route to the Ph.D. in Educational Psychology – option in School Psychology. More information about doctoral school psychology can be found at the APA Division 16 webpage:

Information about APA accreditation can be found at http://www.apa.org/about/division/div16

Or received from http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/doctoral

A Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
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