Our Ed.S. curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to work as certified school psychologists in school districts across the nation. The curriculum also prepares students for taking the national examination to become a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). In general, training opportunities associated with our Ed.S. program aim to provide students with meaningful and practical experiences that will allow them to become respected leaders in the schools in which they work.
In addition to our Ed.S. degree program at the U of A campus, we also offer an Ed.S. degree program in Chandler, Arizona. This program permits students to complete their training on a non-traditional schedule. All coursework is made available in Maricopa County (Phoenix metropolitan area). For details about the Chandler-based courses, contact Assistant Program Coordinator Marsha Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here.
The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies is committed to research about and teaching of students with disabilities and special abilities. The department’s research, teaching, and service address current issues in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, and deaf studies.
The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) is dedicated to advancing human and economic development through the empowerment and effective inclusion of culturally diverse individuals with disabilities and special abilities of all ages. This is accomplished by conducting research to further knowledge and understanding of abilities, disabilities, adaptations, interventions, and support systems; preparing professionals to educate and facilitate the development of individuals with disabilities and special abilities; and providing leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels. To accomplish our mission, the department offers nationally recognized undergraduate, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral-level degrees to prepare teachers, counselors, specialists, administrators, school psychologists, school counselors, and researchers and educators in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, gifted education, sign language and deaf studies, and educational interpreting.
The Graduate College requires an Application for Admission submitted online, along with an application fee.
The department requires the following documents to be submitted through your online application:
· Two Official Transcripts of all previous college work from each college or university previously attended being sent Attention: Cecilia Carlon at the College of Education at P.O. Box 210069, Tucson, AZ 85721-0069. You are also welcome to bring official copies to Room 414 at the College of Education.
· International students must provide a TOEFL score of minimum 79, and scores cannot be older than two years. The institutional code for the University of Arizona is 4832.
· Three letters of recommendation from persons who have direct knowledge of your academic and/or professional performance and potential for graduate study. These letters should be recent. It is preferable to have letters of recommendation that are specific to admission to our program and your recommenders will be able to upload letters through this venue. (Look for instructions below)
· Autobiographical essay (1-2 pages, double spaced) that describes:
o how the applicant's professional, educational, and life experiences have influenced the desire to pursue graduate studies in the area of Behavior Support.
o the applicant's career goals and how graduate study would contribute to their realization, and
o the applicant's goals and objectives for graduate study
o the autobiographical essay has the option to be uploaded (look for instructions below)
Your application will be considered once you have submitted all required documentation. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be automatically denied. Once your application has been submitted, you may check the status of your application at any time by logging in to this account and opening this application. Please do not call the department regarding the status of your application. You will be notified via email as soon as a decision has been reached.
Grade Point Average of 3.25
GRE revised General Test: 300 combined verbal and quantitative minimum
3 letters of recommendation. Applicant may use employers and professors as references.
Statements regarding applicant's ability to pursue advanced study in School Psychology; evidence of previous scholarly acitivities; and a state of professional goals.
Required test(s): GRE
Recommended GRE Subject tests:
International Students Only
Minimum TOEFL: 79 (IBT) 550 (PB) or
Minimum IELTS: Composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6)
Please review our English Proficiency Requirement list to verify your need to submit an English proficiency test.
Contact your advisor or faculty in your program for information by visiting the department web site.
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Please visit the following link to view Program requirements: https://www.coe.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/2013-2014_eds_handbook_final.pdf