Every EdS school psychology student is expected to meet the University of Tennessee school psychology training program’s knowledge and skill requirements. Opportunities for students to meet these requirements will occur in the classroom and during field experiences. The school psychology faculty, along with current and previous students, practicum and internship supervisors, and various other groups who help ensure quality control within our training programs, have contributed to the development of our curricula. Various accrediting and curricula oversight agencies (i.e., NASP, SDE-Tennessee) have their own specific goals and objectives. The School Psychology Handbook, published by the Educational Psychology and Counseling Department, describes how the University of Tennessee EdS school psychology training program attempts to meet the goals and objectives of these various training groups. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, EdS program is designed to provide graded, sequential, and hierarchical training across the following areas.
• Professional school psychology.
• Consultation and intervention.
• Research and statistics.
• Psychoeducational core.
• Field experience and professional practice.
This concentration typically requires four years beyond the Bachelor’s degree to complete and requires a minimum of 79 graduate hours, which includes course work, field experiences, and an internship completed in the final academic year.
The internship requires 1200-1500 clock hours with a minimum of 600 clock hours in school settings. A comprehensive description of requirements and the recommended sequence of courses and field experiences are provided in the School Psychology Handbook.