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 email@example.com, or click here.
The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) includes programs in Counseling, Special Education and School Psychology. The mission of DPS is to promote an inclusive social system to which all individuals have equitable access and in which they are empowered to pursue their goals of full participation and improved quality of life. The Department achieves this end through a) innovative and collaborative preparation of highly qualified graduates; b) the production and dissemination of evidence-based practice and research; and c) leadership within professional disciplines, the university environment and the greater community.
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:
· One 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)
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