Educational Studies Specialist in Education

About us

The  Education Specialist (EdS) program in school psychology trains students to provide comprehensive psychological services in schools, particularly urban schools within an ecological problem-solving framework.

The foundation for the EdS program is based on socio-cultural theories of psychological and educational practices with youth. Socio-cultural theories encompass social cognition and social behavioral principles of understanding and working with a diversity of youth in America’s schools.

The focus of the school psychology program is service delivery across many different settings with a particular emphasis on children in urban settings. Within this framework, students are trained as scientist-practitioners who function as data-based decision makers and collaborative problem solvers. 

The majority of the graduates of the EdS school psychology program are employed by school districts as school psychologists.