The M.A. and Ed.S. programs has been structured to educate you in accordance with Indiana school psychologist licensure requirements and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) standards. The program is designed to:
Through our M.A. and Ed.S. programs you will become competent in:
Competencies are taught in a systematic fashion. The sequence of course work involves experience with testing instruments and consultation, the application of evaluation skills and other components of practice in the practicum setting, and the culmination of training during the internship year.
Moreover, the program also acknowledges the divergent needs of the profession and seeks to teach you the foundation skills needed to consider a range of career options. Thus, you are exposed to concepts and theories about human development, learning, individual differences, curriculum, and research methods and statistics as part of the course sequence.
This content base is enhanced by professional training through practicum and internship experiences that emphasize familiarity with regular and special education classrooms, the development and application of assessment skills, and the development of working partnerships with teachers and parents to facilitate educational change.
You are encouraged to consider application to the doctoral program as a logical continuation of your graduate training.
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