School Psychology Ed.S. Program

Full Approval by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) through 2019

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) program in School Psychology prepares individuals to work as school psychologists in school settings and leads to certification from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The program incorporates the scientist-practitioner model and provides coursework in educational psychology and complementary disciplines. It emphasizes a concrete link between theory, research, and practice through core applied courses and supervised practica and internship.

Dr. Karen Stoiber
Area Chair, School Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
P.O. Box 413
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Fax: 414-229-4939

Ed.S. Program Handbook

Degree Requirements

The program requires a minimum of 60 graduate credits beyond the bachelor's degree. The maximum required credits range from 60-69 credits depending on the students' prior coursework. Students typically take classes related to the major roles and functions of school psychologists in intervention, consultation and assessment, as well as foundational courses in related disciplines (measurement, development, family ecology, counseling, statistics) and education. Students are encouraged to conduct research, evaluate programs, and to empirically evaluate the efficacy of their practice in the areas of prevention, intervention, and consultation.


Applicants are expected to have a degree in psychology, special education or a closely related field. Students who have earned a Master's degree in psychology or a related area may also apply and may be granted credits for approved courses. Applicants must be available to complete a 600 hour practica over their second academic year and to complete an internship of 1200 hours (which is typically a paid position as a school psychologist).