Handbooks and Forms
|MEd/EdS School Psychology Handbook|
|Illinois School Psychology Internship Manual||ISPA|
|Documents for All Students|
|Qualifying Information Required for Certification|
|School Psychology Program Disposition Document|
|National Association of School Psychology Domains|
|First Year Student Documents|
|School of Education Background Checks||SOE|
|Release of Background Check Records|
|EdS Course Transfer Sheet|
|EdS Core Course Transfer Sheet|
|Third Year Student Documents|
|ISBE/NASP Standards & Culminating Portfolio Components|
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.
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:
- Illinois School Psychologists Association Research Grant (ISPA)
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
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.
- Loyola Association of School Psychologists - contact Dr. Markeda Newell, faculty sponsor