MA/EdS Program Overview

The Master of Arts (MA) and Educational Specialist (EdS) degree program is designed for persons seeking nondoctoral preparation for practice as a school psychologist, primarily in public school settings. Students complete the MA degree of 37 semester hours and then enter the EdS degree program and complete an additional 30 semester hours including an internship (see more information in the program handbook). The MA/EdS program usually takes three years to complete. Graduates obtain a credential to practice as a school psychologist from the Tennessee State Department of Education or similar agency in other states. More than 120 program graduates now serve as school psychologists in the Mid-South Region and across the United States. The program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and formally accredited as part of the education unit at the University of Memphis by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. For more information about the MA/EdS program, contact program director Dr. Ryan Farmer at rlfarmer@memphis.edu.