Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


Handbooks and Forms

MEd/EdS School Psychology Handbook PDF
Illinois School Psychology Internship Manual ISPA
Documents for All Students
Qualifying Information Required for Certification PDF
School Psychology Program Disposition Document PDF
National Association of School Psychology Domains PDF
First Year Student Documents
School of Education Background Checks SOE
Release of Background Check Records  PDF
EdS Course Transfer Sheet PDF
EdS Core Course Transfer Sheet PDF
Third Year Student Documents
ISBE/NASP Standards & Culminating Portfolio Components PDF
Internship Plan PDF

Licensure Exams

The following information is provided to assist in scheduling the licensure exams for a school psychology degree.

Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (formerly known as the Illinois Basic Skills Test): As of Fall 2014 this is an admissions requirement and must be passed prior to second semester registration. Test dates, online registration, and study guides are available at: http://www.icts.nesinc.com.

School Psychology Content Area Exam: See the study guide for school psychology content area exam. Test dates, online registration are available at: http://www.icts.nesinc.com.

NCSP Praxis Exam: One needs to pass this test to become a nationally certified school psychologist. Register for the test with Educational Testing Service.

Internships and Assistantships

The following organizations have specific sites providing information on internships in the school psychology field:

During your internship year, you are considered a full-time student. If you need letters to verify your full-time standing, please contact the following:

Although the School of Education has a few competitive research and teaching assistantships, very few of these go to master's or educational specialist students. Students pursuing the M.Ed./Ed.S. degree often receive assistantships from other University offices.


Student Organization

  • Loyola Association of School Psychologists - contact Dr. Markeda Newell, faculty sponsor

Professional Organizations