The Ed.S. in School Psychology prepares professional school psychologists. This degree requires a minimum of 66 graduate semester credits, enables the student to practice as a school psychologist in Nevada, and provides preparation for national certification. This Educational Specialists degree, approved by the National Association of School Psychologists, integrates theory and research to applied skills for working in schools and other agencies.


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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the operation of schools and the role of the school psychologist within the school setting.
  • Demonstrate competence in psychological and psycho-educational assessment as well as competence in direct/indirect interventions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical and legal issues related to school psychology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of issues, research, and best practices in the profession of school psychology.
  • Demonstrate competence in interpersonal relations with pupils, parents, peers.
  • Demonstrate competence in gathering and presenting research information in the field of school psychology.

Career Possibilities

  • School psychologist.
  • Mental health specialist/child case workers.
  • Educational assessment coordinator.
  • Program evaluators.
  • School behavior consultants.
  • University learning disability specialists.


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Educational Specialist - School Psychology


Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services

The Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services (CSH) prepares advocates and leaders who apply theoretical, educational, and clinical models to practice and research within a variety of mental health and human service professions.