Ed. S. Educational Specialist in School Psychology

The Educational Specialist in School Psychology - School Psychologist Certification (Ed. S.) is an advanced degree that enables the candidate to develop practitioner expertise in psychological, educational, professional and related areas. Candidates hone skills in assessment, consultation, counseling and intervention to prepare to work with children and adolescents, parents, guardians, teacher and other educational professionals in a school setting. Upon completion of the Ed. S., candidates are eligible for New Jersey Department of Education certification as a school psychologist. Rowan University Ed. S. graduates may also apply to become a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) through the National Association of School Psychologists. Rowan University's School Psychology program is an approved program by the National Association of School Psychology (NASP).

The School Psychology program is divided into two programs, the Masters of Arts in School Psychology, and the Educational Specialist Degree, each having distinct admissions criteria. Click here for more information on the M.A. in School Psychology.


To earn the Ed. S. School Psychologist certificate, a candidate must complete all courses, a school-based 300 hour practicum and a school-based 1200-hour externship/internship.

  • Total semester hours required for program completion: 39 s.h.
  • Thesis Requirement: None


The following courses make up the Ed. S. Educational Specialist in School Psychology program.

Required Courses: 39 semester hours (s.h.)

* SPSY 22634 OR SPSY 22623

Total Program Semester Hours: 39

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Master's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives: Tell us about how you might use this program to advance your career. Educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant.

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Successful completion of the M.A. in School Psychology, another specialized area of Psychology, or related field

  • Interview (Students will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)

  • Please note that students applying directly from the Rowan MA in School Psych to Ed.S. are not required to submit the application fee, typewritten statement of professional objectives, letters of recommendation, or have an interview.

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Ed. S. Educational Specialist in School Psychology program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Spring 2016 01/19/2016 11/01/2015
Summer 2016 05/24/2016 04/01/2016
Fall 2016 09/01/2016 06/01/2016

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$661 $147.90 $808.90