The School Psychology Education Specialist (EdS) Program at The Ohio State University is a full-time program that is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and has full approval from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The EdS Program is also accredited by the Ohio Department of Education.
The EdS program focuses on practitioner training for the delivery of comprehensive psychological services primarily in school settings. In addition to practitioner skills, EdS students are trained in a “scientist as consumer” model that emphasizes the use of research findings in clinical decision-making, both in terms of creating interventions as well as evaluating their efficacy. EdS students draw upon the scientific literature to make decisions regarding practice with a focus on empirically supported services.
Length of program: 3 years
Number of credit hours: 72
Current total enrollment (EdS only): 24 students
Typical cohort size: 6-9 students
Percentage of students with at least partial funding*: 18%
* “Funding” refers to either institutional funding (e.g., Graduate Associateships), program-affiliated Mental Health Consultant positions, or funded internships. 100% of our interns are funded through the State of Ohio.