Ed.S. in Child, Family and School Psychology

Our Ed.S. program offers you practical experience, research opportunities, and well-rounded coursework. You will learn the skills needed to work with children of all developmental abilities (aged birth to 21 years), as well as their families, in school or community settings.

Optional Early Childhood School Psychology Concentration

You can take an additional 12 hours of integrated core and practical coursework, beyond that required for the Ed.S. degree, to earn a concentration in Early Childhood School Psychology.

Licensure and certification

After you complete our Ed.S. program and pass the Praxis II/National Association of School Psychologists licensing exam, you are eligible for almost all state department of education School Psychologist licenses including the Colorado Department of Education School Psychologist license and the National Association of School Psychologists’ national certification.

Program Requirements

You willl need to complete 90-quarter credit hours and a 1,200-hour, full-time internship. You must also pass the Praxis II exam.

If you are pursuing the Early Childhood School Psychology Concentration, you will need to complete an additional 12-quarter credit hours.


Our Ed.S. program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is a professional association that represents more than 25,000 school psychologists, graduate students, and related professionals throughout the United States and 25 other countries. The world’s largest organization of school psychologists, NASP works to advance effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health. Our vision is that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and throughout life.

Approximate Completion Time

Three years; two years of coursework and one year of internship.


Department Chair
Dr. Rashida Banerjee
303-871-6597, KRH 245

Academic Services Associate

Admissions Contact
Noah Schlueter
303-871-2509, KRH 110
Office Hours: By appointment only

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