Jun 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology


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This program is designed for professionals who hold a Master’s degree in counsleing or a closely related field who want to become employed as a school psychologist. It is designed to comply with the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) standards for licensure. The combination of prerequisite Master’s degree credits and Ed.S. credits equal 63 total credits, not including internship credits. Prospective students meet with the Program Director in order to complete a thorough transcript analysis to ensure adherence with NHDOE requirements for licensure. Students who did not complete the 33 prerequisite credits in their Master’s program will need to take prerequisite courses in addition to the required Ed.S. courses. Students interested in earning the Ed.S. in School Psychology who do not currently hold a Master’s degree should enroll in the M.Ed. Program in Education Studies: Counseling and School Psychology Concentration. Upon completion of that the M.Ed. degree, they should then apply for admission into the Ed.S. Program in School Psychology.

Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible for certification in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario per the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.

Degree Requirements (42 Credits)


Other Program Requirements


  • Candidacy review which that includes a disposition review
  • E-Portfolio review for candidacy, internship and graduation
  • Successful completion of comprehensive examination

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