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.
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
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.
Completed Post Baccalaureate/Graduate/Doctoral Application Form (Download the PDF or click to apply online)
$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
Below is a list of anticipated Ed. S. Educational Specialist in School Psychology start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the University calendar or the Rowan Global schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a Rowan Global enrollment advisor once you have matriculated in the program.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2014/2015 and is subject to change.