Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

EdS in School Psychology (MEd/EdS)


The MEd/EdS dual-degree program in School Psychology prepares students to become an integral part of educating children and supporting parents and staff in schools as school psychologists. The program of study is a nationally approved program aligned with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) domains and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) School Psychology Standards. Graduates of the EdS program will also be eligible to take the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) exam to become certified as a school psychologist in at least 19 other states and will have a working knowledge of NASP training standards

All students are admitted to the combined MEd/EdS program. An MEd degree in Educational Psychology is earned after the first year of study, leading to entrance to the EdS portion of the program. (For MEd-only option, see the MEd curriculum.)

Program benefits

  • Earn degrees in both educational psychology (MEd) and school psychology (EDs) for greater career mobility.
  • Attain eligibility for credentialing as a licensed school psychologist in Illinois and 19 other states.
  • Complete the program in as few as 3 years.
  • Gain real-world professional experience in diverse settings through one-year internship.

The School Psychology Program Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is given for outstanding contributions to the profession and the school. It is presented annually at the Loyola School of Education’s Fall Alumni Reception.

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