The Drexel University School Psychology Education Specialist (EdS) Program embraces a scientist/practitioner model of training. The program will develop psychologists to use scientific inquiry, the problem-solving process, data, and a cost-effective approach to data analysis and outcome interpretation in their research and practice.
The program adopts and supports the ecological/behavioral orientation in psychology, focusing heavily on behavioral and ecological variables that both facilitate and impede individual academic and behavioral health progress. The program also has a strong emphasis on behavioral health in pediatric, community agency and school system settings with a focus on children as they function within family, school, and community systems. The program strongly emphasizes the training of school psychologists to be agents of change in children’s lives. The development of consultation knowledge and skills, behavior analytic technology, and intervention/treatment skills is strongly emphasized, which will be informed by a behavioral and developmental framework.
The program is approved the Pennsylvania Department of Education, which enables students to become certified school psychologists. Additionally, the program includes instruction from a course sequence that has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to fulfill one of the requirements for sitting for the national board certification examination in behavior analysis. There is a strong focus on hands-on work in schools, clinics, hospitals and institutions.
Please refer to Drexel Online Education for application requirements and deadlines.