School Psychology

Department of Child, Family, and Community Sciences

Education Specialist

School Psychology (EdS)

The School Psychology EdS program is designed for students who wish to become certified School Psychologists. This specialist degree has very specific curriculum to meet the respective licensing requirements for school psychologists.

The School Psychology program is a unique specialization in psychology and education. This program is based on the assumptions that school psychologists can apply relevant knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines to the learning and adjustment problems of preschool and school-age children, and that relevant knowledge and skills can be transmitted through a variety of services including (a) consultation with teachers and parents, (b) direct services to children and young adults, and (c) indirect services to school and community organizations.

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The School Psychology Ed.S. program meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in School Psychologist (K-12) in the State of Florida. Graduates of this Florida state-approved teacher preparation program who have passed all three portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), will qualify for a Professional Florida Educator’s Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country, may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you to contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact edgrad@ucf.edu to assist you in your career planning.