Doctor of Education in Counselling Psychology (School Psychology Field)
Doctor of Education in Counselling Psychology (School Psychology Field) Overview
Support young minds as a leader in school psychology
Students trained in the new EdD in Counselling Psychology: School Psychology Field will be leaders in their respective school contexts. There is a significant demand for doctoral-level trained practitioners who can deliver evidence-based assessment and intervention to children and youth in schools.
This new field in School Psychology will provide students with research-informed professional skills in preparation for leadership in school psychology practice with children, adolescents, families, and other educational professionals in K-12 school settings. This program is designed to provide professional training in evidence-based practices in psychological assessment, therapy and other psychosocial and instructional interventions, professional consultation, supervision, and prevention in the context of school and education systems.
The Doctor of Education in Counselling Psychology, School Psychology Field (EdD SP) is primarily for students who are already engaged in a career in school psychology or educational consulting services in an educational setting.
Graduates of this degree will be eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with the competency in the area of school psychology.
For detailed information about this program, please consult the School of Graduate Studies Calendar.
The next intake for this program will be Fall 2024.
At a Glance
Full-time (4 years)
Funding and Tuition
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Applications for the 2024/2025 academic year are set to open early October 2023.
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Why I Chose Applied Psychology & Human Development
Nivatha Moothathamby (Master of Arts 2021)
PhD student in Developmental Psychology and Education
"My journey at OISE has been filled with establishing positive and supportive relationships, learning the nuances of psychology and education, and understanding my role as a scholar and an activist. As a Tamil-Canadian, I come from a community that has faced racial injustices and intergenerational trauma. The Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development has provided me with academic resources and a community to explore and expand on these parts of my identity. Overall, OISE’s deep commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity is what drew me to apply. I found my place here."
Doctor of Education in Counselling Psychology Admission Requirements
General Admission Requirements
Please visit the OISE Admissions website for detailed information about the application process, including general minimum admission requirements and supporting documents.
Program-Specific Information (Minimum Admission Requirements)
- Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.
Minimum admission requirements for this program are:
A bachelor's degree: an appropriate bachelor's degree of any background or discipline from a recognized university, with high academic standing.
A master's degree: an MA or MEd degree in Counselling Psychology or School and/or Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Toronto with a grade of B+ or better, or its equivalent from a recognized university. The applicant must have had successful professional experience and interest to increase and advance their knowledge of counselling and psychotherapy to become leaders in their fields. Applicants who hold an MEd or other non-thesis master's degree must submit evidence of their ability to identify a research question or problem, to design and conduct a research study or project, and to report the findings or results, all in a rigorous manner. This constitutes a Qualifying Research Paper (QRP).
- Successful professional experience as a counsellor in an educational setting or in a related position
Required Supporting Documents
All applicants must submit:
- Transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Two letters of reference (one academic and one professional) including contact emails. One of the letters of reference should be from a Chief Psychologist or head of a Psychology program from a publicly funded School Board.
Please communicate these items to one of your referees and ask that (s)he comment on the following in your reference letter:
To the extent possible, please comment on the applicant’s
- Sensitivity to others
- Awareness of own impact on others
- Empathy and capacity to provide support to others
- Ability to exercise appropriate judgment
- Appropriateness of interpersonal behaviour
- Ethically appropriate behaviour
- In your opinion, how suitable is this applicant for training in counselling?
Additional Program Information
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