Distance Learning for School Psychology

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Carroll, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. Carroll

    Carroll New Member

    I am hoping someone can provide some insight. I am desperately looking for an online/ hybrid program for school psychology. I am a 40 yr old teacher who wants to change professions yet stay in school system. I have a family so relocating is not an option. I have a M.Ed so I am looking at ED.S or doctoral (preferably ED.S because I am not ready for dissertation)

    The only program that I have found is an ED.S at Eastern Washington University. (I plan to apply) and Capella ( seems to be too risky being that they are not Nasp approved)

    Am I missing something? Are there other programs that I am overlooking?

    Does anyone have any info on the Eastern Washington program? Is it hard to get into?

    Again any insight would be very helpful. I feel like I have been researching and researching, but keep coming up empty.

    Thank you in advance
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    My first thought is this . . . most programs in School Psychology are probably Masters degrees, not EdS' or EdDs. I'm certain that there's more than you've found. Stay tuned.
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  4. Carroll

    Carroll New Member

    Thank you. Unfortunately, other than Eastern Washington, these programs are for Educational psych and not School Psych ☹.

    After speaking with many of the schools on this list I have learned that Educational psych is very different from school psychology and will not allow me to get certified to work in the school system.

    I truly appreciate you help and the link
  5. AsianStew

    AsianStew Member

    From the link, there are a couple options. You should check #5 that has NASP and also #1 from that list has an EDS School Psychology option.
    I haven't personally clicked onto the schools websites to verify their offerings, but those programs seem very affordable indeed.
  6. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    Anytime you throw in a "licensure" filter, after the "school psychology" filter - well, that just clogs up the possibility for altruism.
    No question you can start with graduate level Psychology (probably over 2000 of them) then filter from there, but there probably aren't a lot of options via distance learning AND licensure in this field and EDS and licensure for secondary education.
    I would suggest starting at your dept of ed's website and seeing if they have a list of schools. I checked mine, and they did, so that would be my suggestion.
  7. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

  8. riah

    riah New Member

    Fort Hays State University might be of interest as I believe they offer a hybrid online program:

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