Students in the School Psychology EdS program complete a series of courses designed to prepare them for work in the field. These classes cover topics such as conducting psychological and academic assessments, delivering therapeutic interventions, consulting with parents and teachers, conducting culturally responsive services, amongst many others. For more information, please see the course sequence as described in the EdS Program Handbook.
- Complies with the standards of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP)
- Outstanding clinical experiences in area schools and mental health organizations
- Strong training in interventions, assessment, consultation, research, and evaluation
- Students work with faculty to produce original research
- Graduates can earn certificate/licensure to practice psychology in public and private P-12 schools
Hybrid Model of Instruction
The School Psychology Program will follow a hybrid model where some courses will be taught in person and some through distance learning. There are 4 clinical practice courses (called practicum) that will be taught in person on both Waco and Dallas campuses. These courses occur in the fall and spring semesters during your first and second years. In addition, there are several hybrid courses that will be taught primarily on one campus (Dallas and Waco) while students from the other campus will join via distance technology. Consistent across both Waco and Dallas, both sections of internship will be taught exclusively online.
DALLAS: The Baylor School Psychology Program in Dallas (SP-Dallas) is housed in the Louise Herrington School of Nursing Academic Building, where classes and faculty offices are located. This central location, just north of downtown Dallas near Baylor Medical Center, is less than 4 minutes from Fair Park and the Cotton Bowl Stadium, 7 minutes from the Reunion Tower, about 20 minutes from Arlington, and 35 minutes from downtown Fort Worth. Our students enjoy free underground parking and 24/7 access to study spaces for individual or group work.
WACO: Classes and faculty offices for the Baylor School Psychology Program in Waco (SP-Waco) are located on the main Baylor University campus in Marrs McLean Science (MMS) Building, which is the home of the School of Education. MMS is located conveniently next to Penland Crossroads dining facility and Mooday Library, Baylor's main library. The School of Education also has an education-specific library in the bottom floor of MMS. Waco is located approximately 100 miles south of Dallas, with American Airlines service at the Waco Regional Airport.