Doctor of Education in School Psychology

Dean of the College of Education: McIntosh

Chair of the Doctorate of Education in School Psychology Program: Coles

Professors: Cain, Cindric, McIntosh, Rife

Associate Professors: Brasfield, Dyer, Williams

Assistant Professors: Coles, Crates, Gillham, Parker

Assistant Professor of Teaching: Ochsner

Mission - The College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare caring, competent, reflective and highly qualified professionals.

Mission - The College of Education - Doctor of Education in School Psychology Degree

The mission of the Doctor of Education in School Psychology degree is to prepare tomorrow’s leaders to plan strategically, communicate effectively in the modern world and promote positive change and well-being for children and families within diverse populations, settings and professional environments.

Description

The Doctor of Education in School Psychology features applied and professional training with dissertation support. The program content is directly aligned with the National Association of School Psychologists Standards for Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists and prepares students for school psychology credentialing and professional activities in educational, clinical and research settings.

Accreditation

The University of Findlay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Preparatory programs offered by the College of Education for prospective teachers and other school personnel are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this doctorate program is handled through the Office of Admissions, which is the office that handles all graduate admissions to The University of Findlay.

To be considered for initial acceptance, candidates must:

  1. Possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited institution.
  2. Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Pass a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) with a minimum score of 400. Students who score within one standard deviation of the mean score (375 or above) on the Miller Analogies Test can be granted conditional acceptance into the program, and upon successful completion of both EDUC 700 and EDUC 701 with a “B” or better in each course, can be granted full acceptance into
    the program.
  4. Submit an online application form.
  5. Supply two letters of recommendation, which will include an assessment of the candidate’s ability to perform doctoral-level work.
  6. Submit official transcripts, which can be in the form of attested credentials from a University-recognized document verification agency, of all baccalaureate-level work.
  7. Interview (face-to-face or online) with College of Education faculty.

To obtain full candidate doctoral status, candidates must complete EDUC 700: Writing as a Doctoral Scholar with a “B” or better.

Students whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from American universities must meet the previously listed admissions conditions, plus:

  1. Score at least 100 on a verified TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) with a minimum of 25 in speaking and 25 in writing or a verified International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic score with a minimum overall band score of 8.0. International students can take the program online and enter the U.S. for the one-week live institutes. To facilitate this, the Office of International Admissions would create a new SEVIS record with a new initial I-20 each time and the student would need to pay the SEVIS fee each time.
  2. Provide an affidavit of financial support (original), if not an American citizen or
    permanent resident.

 

Degree Requirements

Students receiving a Doctor of Education in School Psychology degree are required to complete the following courses:

Required Courses

EDAD 578Educational Law

3

EDAD 584Organization and Administration of Special Education

3

EDPY 600Role and Function of the School Psychologist

3

EDPY 602Developmental Child Psychopathology and Interventions

3

EDPY 604Issues and Practices in Special Education

3

EDPY 606Psychoeducational Assessment and Interventions I

3

EDPY 608Psychoeducational Assessment and Interventions II

3

EDPY 610Practicum I in School Psychology

3

EDPY 611Counseling Theories and Techniques

3

EDPY 612Psychoeducational Assessment and Interventions III

3

EDPY 614Practicum II in School Psychology

3

EDPY 616Human Growth and Development

3

EDPY 618Behavior Management: Classroom Discipline and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support

3

EDPY 620Internship I in School Psychology

8

EDPY 622Internship II in School Psychology

6

EDPY 624Internship III in School Psychology

4

EDUC 500Being an Educational Leader

3

EDUC 502Collaboration: Education and Community

3

EDUC 505Research for the Educational Leader

3

EDUC 700Writing as a Doctoral Scholar

3

EDUC 701Orientation to Doctoral Study

3

EDUC 703Policy Analysis: Political and Legal Principles

3

EDUC 707Global Dimensions and Perspectives on Diversity

3

EDUC 750Research I: Literature Review

3

EDUC 751Research I: Dissertation

1

EDUC 760Research II: Quantitative Research and Measurement

3

EDUC 765Research II: Qualitative Research and Measurement

3

EDUC 770Research III: Research Design and Proposal Development

3

EDUC 771Research III Dissertation

1

EDUC 780Research IV: Data Analysis Coaching

3

EDUC 781Research IV Dissertation

1

EDUC 790Dissemination of Research

3

EDUC 791Dissertation Submission

0