Contact an Alumnus of the CPSE EdS School Psychology Program

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Scott Trinh 2013 School Psychologist in Alpine School District Emotional-behavioral disorders, functional behavior assessment/behavior intervention plans, positiv

EdS School Psychology: Application Requirements


Students admitted to the EdS Program in School Psychology must have completed a bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate degrees in the areas of education and social science (psychology, sociology, human development, and family sciences) are preferred but not required. Students with a bachelor's degree in another field will also be considered.  

Possible preparatory courses include education and psychology courses such as principles of learning and cognition, research design and analysis, abnormal psychology, personality, and child and adolescent development.

BS Program: Prerequisites

BS Special Education: Prerequisites

The following courses must be completed prior to beginning the Special Education program:

  1. CPSE 403* (can be taken as early as freshman year)
  2. CPSE 425**
  3. MthED 305
  4. PETE 461** (for Severe Disabilities emphasis only)

Applicants are also required to complete 20 hours of volunteer work: 10 hours each in a mild/moderate and a severe disabilities setting.



Competitive applicants will display evidence of a strong desire for a career in educational research, measurement, evaluation, or policy analysis. This could be demonstrated by successful completion of previous coursework in research methods, statistics, and other related courses. Applicants are required to have completed a master's degree prior to enrolling in this program. Preference will be given to PhD applicants who have work experience in schools or other educational settings.