What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 36 semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: December 1
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

School Psychology, Concurrent M.Ed./Ed.S.

The school psychology concurrent M.Ed./Ed.S. program educates you in the major disciplines of education and psychology. You will be equipped to undertake and manage processes and problems related to the education and development of children in schools.

There are two major training thrusts in the school psychology program. The training provides a knowledge base about schools, instructional methods, research methods, learning and developmental issues. Students develop application skills in cognitive and achievement assessment, interviewing and teacher and parent consultation.

The school psychology program is recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists as demonstrating a commitment to diversity issues through the recruitment and retention of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, multicultural curricular emphasis, faculty members involved in multicultural research and outreach, and participation in related research and training grants.

School Psychology, Concurrent M.Ed./Ed.S.

The school psychology concurrent M.Ed./Ed.S. program educates you in the major disciplines of education and psychology. You will be equipped to undertake and manage processes and problems related to the education and development of children in schools.

There are two major training thrusts in the school psychology program. The training provides a knowledge base about schools, instructional methods, research methods, learning and developmental issues. Students develop application skills in cognitive and achievement assessment, interviewing and teacher and parent consultation.

The school psychology program is recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists as demonstrating a commitment to diversity issues through the recruitment and retention of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, multicultural curricular emphasis, faculty members involved in multicultural research and outreach, and participation in related research and training grants.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 36 semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: December 1
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

Program Highlights

Careers

You will be equipped to undertake and manage processes and problems related to the education and development of children in schools.

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the School Psychology, Concurrent M.Ed./Ed.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Writing Sample (cannot be goals statement; upload with the application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or 3.25 graduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • GRE scores:
    • institution code 5251
    • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

If you do not already meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

GACE Program Admission Assessment

  • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
  • View exemption score details.

Program Objectives

The school psychologist is an applied psychologist who brings skills, instrumentation and techniques to bear on learning and behavioral problems in the school setting. He or she must be prepared to:

  • Intervene constructively when acute and chronic behavior problems occur.
  • Consult effectively with change agents in the child’s life (for example, parents, administrators, teachers).
  • Participate in the assessment of individual learning problems.
  • Participate in education program planning and management.
  • Provide information to promote effective use of the resources of agencies outside the school setting.
  • Design and carry out action and situational research requiring knowledge of the school and of the learner in interaction in such a setting.

Program of Study

Master of Education in School Psychology

Professional Studies (9)
Required (6):

  • EPRS 7900 Methods of Research in Education (3)
  • Any 7000-level or above EPY course in Learning Theory (3) (except EPY 7090 Psychology of Learning and the Learner: The Young Child and EPY 8010 Learning and the School-Age Child)

Select One (3):

Major (27)
Required (27):

  • CPS 6040 Introduction to School Psychological Services (3)
  • CPS 6410 Basic Counseling Skills (3)
  • CPS 7490 Individual Assessment I (3)
  • CPS 7495 Individual Assessment I: Lab (2)
  • CPS 7510 Individual Assessment II (3)
  • CPS 7515 Individual Assessment II: Lab (2)
  • CPS 7520 Data-Based Decision Making for Academic Interventions in School Psychology (2)
  • CPS 7570 Psychological Consultation in the Schools I (3)
  • CPS 7662 Applied Practice I: School Psychology (3)
  • CPS 8440 Social/Emotional Assessment of Children and Adolescents (3)

Program total: minimum of 36 semester hours

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school. Georgia State University is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities, from assistantships to fellowships.

Awards and Assistantships

Various awards, assistantships and fellowships are available to new and current graduate students. We encourage you to contact your department, college, school or institute of interest to get more information about the assistantships and fellowships that they offer their students.

The Scholarship Resource Center offers guidance and support to students seeking financial assistance through scholarship opportunities, including this scholarship library.

Fellowships

The Office of Graduate Programs’ Fellowship Advisor works with students interested in applying for nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships. The Office of Graduate Programs also coordinates the application process for students applying to the Second Century Initiative, the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship and the Dissertation Library Travel Awards.

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Description

Additional information

campus

Atlanta Campus

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Catherine Perkins, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
cperkins10@gsu.edu

Counseling and Psychological Services
cpsadmissions@gsu.edu
404-413-8010

Mailing Address & Office Location
Counseling and Psychological Services
College of Education & Human Development, Room 950
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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