School Psychology EdS


The School Psychology, EdS program provides students with a research-based curriculum that has been designed to provide a comprehensive, integrated, and holistic approach to preparing future School Psychologists.  The program focuses on both professional and clinical practice with an emphasis on social justice.  This cohort-based online program has been thoughtfully developed for working professionals who already have a Clinical Master’s degree (i.e., Counseling). Students completing the program will have a strong ethical foundation pertaining to testing, evaluation, and clinical skills so that they are prepared to work effectively and collaboratively in educational settings supporting students, families, teachers, and administrators.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone Number:  (808) 739-4684 
Fax Number:  (808) 739-4607 
Email: edu.advising@chaminade.edu

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

There are four terms in an academic year:
• Winter term (January to March)
• Spring term (April to June)
• Summer term (July to September)
• Fall term (October to December)

This program is not currently open to the general public but only to applicants who have been invited to apply.

The application priority deadline is 30 days prior to the start date of the term.  Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
• Review Catalog: Choose your degree, degree concentration, and start term
• Apply Online at www.chaminade.edu
• Pay Application Fee
• Submit official transcript(s)

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S):
Submit official transcripts from all previously attended Institutions using the following:
• Option 1: Request the transcript to be mailed directly from the Institution to the Admissions Office.
• Option 2: Mail or hand-deliver official transcripts to the Admissions Office in a sealed envelope from the Institution.
• Option 3: Institutions that utilize secured electronic transcript services, such as eScrip-Safe, should email the transcript access information to graduate@chaminade.edu

If you received your undergraduate degree through Chaminade, you do not need to request or pay for transcripts to be sent. Chaminade University transcripts will be sent directly to the Admissions Office from the Records Office.

Transcripts from Institutions outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, and sent directly from the member organization to the Admissions Office.
• National Association of Credential Evaluation Services: http://www.naces.org/

PROFESSIONAL RESUME

Applicants must submit a current professional resume, outlining their academic and professional history, degrees, and accomplishments.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Applicants to the Ed.S. are required to provide two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals other than family members or friends who know the candidate well and who can comment on the applicant’s capabilities and suitability to be successful in the Ed.S. program.  Letters may be mailed or emailed directly from the recommender to the Admissions Office. 

PERSONAL ESSAY

A personal essay should include an overview of personal and professional goals as well as reflect on previous and current leadership experiences. The essay should also describe how the candidate can contribute to the mission of Chaminade University and to their fellow cohort members.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
All visa-related issues are handled by the Enrollment Specialist or Registrar, who can be reached at (808)739-8554. This office issues I-20 Forms, required to obtain an F-1 Student Visa in the student’s country of citizenship (to be done before arrival in the U.S.). At registration, students must provide a copy of his or her passport/visa. The student will then be issued an updated I-20 that will change from “pending” to “continued attendance at this school”. To maintain student visa status while in the United States, all international students must:
1. Have a valid passport
2. Attend the school that the student is authorized to attend
3. Carry the equivalent of a full course study of at least 6 credits per term for graduate students
4. Apply for extension of stay when necessary
5. Obtain prior approval each time the student leaves to travel outside of the United States from the Enrollment Specialist 6. Follow procedures to continue from one education level to another and/or transfer
7. Obtain authorization prior to accepting any employment

8. Report immediately any change of residence to the Enrollment Specialist

In addition to regular admission requirements, international applicants who native language is not English must submit either:
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), minimum score on the TOEFL –IBT is 79. (www.toefl.org).
• Ilets, minimum score is 6.5 (www.ielts.org)
• PTE, minimum score is 53 (www.pearsonpte.com)
• Apply for an evaluation of all post-secondary transcripts from the following organization: National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org/)

All International students must provide a statement from a banking association of available financial resources to cover tuition, room and board, books, and other expenses while attending school.

Proof of U.S. provider accepted health insurance is required for all international students.

Students must submit proof of a clear TB test or chest X-ray, given and read less than one year prior to the start of the school semester. TB tests or chest X-rays are required by law by the State of Hawai’i. International students must submit a chest X-ray, which may be taken in their country of citizenship if desired.

HOW TO SUBMIT
Official transcripts, official test scores, and letters of recommendation may be mailed to:

Chaminade University of Honolulu
Attention: Graduate Programs
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

Institutions that utilize from secured electronic transcript services such as eScrip-Safe, should email the transcript access information to graduate@chaminade.edu