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Western Kentucky University

Department of Psychology

Specialist in Education: School Psychology


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On internship with supervisor.
A School Psychology student works with a child.
Internship meeting.
Students and Dr. Myers present at the National Association of School Psychologists
School graduate students on internship meet with school personnel.
School Psychology graduate students "bond" on the steps.
The School Psychology Graduate Students
School Psychology Awareness Week Bake Sale 2013
School Psychology Awareness Week Bake Sale 2013
Dr. Elizabeth Jones and school psychology student Sean Reeder present a poster at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
School Psychology faculty and student "network" with famous names at the NASP conference in Washington.
School psychology student Sean Reeder explains his research to an attendee at NASP.
School psychology students at the NASP conference
Clinical and school faculty meet with community groups to explore additional graduate options.
Lauren Martin is a graduate of our School Psychology Ed.S. program and is currently employed as a school psychologist for the Warren County Schools. Lauren defended her dissertation March 27, 2014.

Admission Requirements

"The program's reputation is positive." --program graduate

While most applicants to the Ed.S. degree have a Bachelors degree in psychology, those with a Bachelors or Masters degree in a related field are considered as well. Applicants must have

  • a minimum of four (4) psychology classes (12 semester hours);
  •  a minimum score of 142 on both the Verbal and Quantitative scales on the Graduate Record Examination General Test with a minimum GRE writing score of 3.5, and
  • a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.

Beyond these minimum requirements, selection is competitive. Interviews with program faculty are recommended. All admitted students must separately qualify for admission to professional education during the first semester of classes. That application includes a criminal background check, TB test, and physical examination (from a physician), all at the applicant's expense. 

Applicants should submit:

  • A psychology department application form;
  • The graduate school application form;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • The affidavit form (affirming that they have never been convicted or charged with a felony crime)
  • A personal statement (not to exceed 1000 words) that describes your interests in becoming a school psychologist as well as any relevant experiences (e.g., jobs or volunteer experiences with children or youth, research experiences).

These forms are available online. (See the "Application Procedure" link.)

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 Last Modified 8/7/15