The educational specialist (Ed.S.) program in psychological and quantitative foundations with a subprogram in school psychology requires a minimum of 66 s.h. of graduate credit. The program provides course work and supervised field experience in education and psychology, enabling graduates to qualify for Iowa licensure as a school psychologist (State of Iowa endorsement 236).

The curriculum includes courses in psychological foundations, psychoeducational foundations, school psychology, and research methods. Other requirements include a written portfolio and a project paper prepared in conjunction with PSQF:7342 Research Project in School Psychology.

The Ed.S. in psychological and quantitative foundations requires the following course work.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
PSQF:5218 Foundations of School Psychology 4
PSQF:6251 Individual Intelligence Testing 3
EDTL:4900 Foundations of Special Education 3
EDTL:7953 Seminar: Single Subject Design Research 3
Prepracticum  
 Hours13
Spring
PSQF:6206 Advanced Child Development 3
PSQF:6238 Assessment of Learning Differences 3
PSQF:6263 Consultation Theory and Practice 3
PSQF:7237 Beginning Practicum in School Psychological Service 3
PSQF:7342 Research Project in School Psychology (Ed.S. project) 1
 Hours13
Summer
PSQF:6235
Multicultural Counseling
or Introduction to Group Counseling
or Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools
3
PSQF:7237 Beginning Practicum in School Psychological Service (community practicum) 2
PSQF:7342 Research Project in School Psychology (Ed.S. project) 1
 Hours6
Second Year
Fall
PSQF:7313 Psychopathology in Childhood 3
PSQF:7337 Advanced Practicum in School Psychology (schools) 3
PSQF:7342 Research Project in School Psychology (Ed.S. project) 1
PSQF:7345 Academic Interventions 3
PSQF:7466 Psychological Services to Children, Adolescents, and Families: Legal and Ethical Standards (ethics) 3
 Hours13
Spring
PSQF:6243 Intermediate Statistical Methods 4
PSQF:7315 Social and Emotional Assessment of Children and Adolescents 3
PSQF:7337 Advanced Practicum in School Psychology (schools) 3
EDTL:4950 Behavioral and Social Interventions 3
 Hours13
Summer
PSQF:6235
Multicultural Counseling
or Introduction to Group Counseling
or Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools
3
PSQF:7347 Home/School/Community: System Interventions 3
 Hours6
Third Year
Fall
PSQF:7437 Internship in School Psychology (paid Ed.S. field experience) 1
 Hours1
Spring
PSQF:7437 Internship in School Psychology (paid Ed.S. field experience) 1
 Hours1
 Total Hours66