The overall mission of the School Psychology Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) program at Michigan State University is to equip school psychologists with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to provide quality psychological services to students in school settings. The program includes a planned sequence of course work in school psychology and supporting disciplines, complemented by practica and internship experiences. The program brings a developmental and systems approach to learning that focuses on the developmental needs of learners in the context of families and schools.
National Standards Program Update
The Ed.S. program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and the scope and sequence of the program is aligned with NASP standards. Students receive the training necessary to become both a Certified School Psychologist in Michigan, as well as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).
Our vision for training and practice in school psychology is informed by the Blueprint for School Psychology, published by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
Program Update 2019-2020
Due to recent faculty role changes, we are not accepting new Ed.S. students for the 2020-2021 academic year and do not have a time frame for when it will be offered again. However, we remain committed to our current Ed.S. training program. Please refer here for more information on the Ed.S. Program in the coming months .
Get deep knowledge of child development, school and family systems and individual differences in behavior.
Obtain the skills necessary for competent delivery of mental health services in school settings.
Research and Inquiry
Learn to consume and disseminate research effectively that is applicable in school settings.
Collaborate with others in the delivery of services within school settings according to ethical and legal guidelines.