Mental health practices in schools: Online educational specialist degree
Educational specialist in educational, school and counseling psychology with an emphasis in mental health practices in schools (EdSp)
- Program type: Educational specialist degree
- Academic home: College of Education | Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology
- Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
- Delivery mode: 100 percent online
- Credit hours: 31
- Estimated program cost: $13,434.47*
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Get the degree you deserve
The online educational specialist degree in mental health practices in schools from MU will help you improve your classroom management skills and build resiliency and optimism in children and adolescents. If you want to promote positive mental health among youth, this may be the degree for you.
Program structure and topics
Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester, including summers, and finish in two years.
Course work covers
- Assessing, identifying and managing atypical behaviors
- Collaborating with families, community agencies and school personnel
- Communicating with parents, children and school personnel
- Diversity issues in schools
- Evaluating and implementing evidence-based programs
- Effective intervention strategies and resources
In-state tuition rates
As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.
This program is administered by the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology.