Ed.D. in School Psychology
The NLU School Psychology department offers a NASP-Approved Doctoral Degree in School Psychology (Ed.D.) where students will learn evidence-based, functional assessment and intervention practices in an ecological and preventive/early intervention focus. The school psychology doctoral program is taught utilizing the scientist-practitioner model and prepares you for a career as a psychologist in a school or other educational setting; to engage in research; or to pursue clinical work in schools or other clinical settings. After completing your course of study, you may be eligible to apply for an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) endorsed for school support and school psychologist.
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- Promote family-school relationship-building.
- In-depth knowledge of cognition and learning as a social practice.
- Understand the differences in culturally diverse educational environments.
- Apply critical problem-solving skills.
The doctorate in School Psychology program is taught in the traditional model, where students register each term for courses and can take as few or as many as they wish— with faculty advising on the appropriate courses to take at that time.
Graduates with a doctoral degree in school psychology from NLU can be confident they will be supplied with strong experiences and academic skill sets to make an immediate difference in the progressive field of education. NLU’s graduates are in high demand, not only by schools in the Chicago area, but also nationally. Our graduates assume leadership roles in their school districts early in their careers because of their solid understanding of the field, strong social values, and the attributes of leadership considered important by communities.
All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements as well as additional requirements specific to this program. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at nl.edu/applyonline.
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Please note: The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) may change the state licensure and endorsement requirements at any time and without prior notice. Teacher candidates will be bound by the requirements in place when applying for licensure, not by the licensure requirements in place when beginning their program. That is, the state may specify that a new regulation is immediately applicable to all candidates with no provisions made for candidates who began their work on licensure under different regulations.