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Margaret Floress, Ph.D., NCSP

Margaret Floress, Ph.D.

Office: 1151 PSB
Phone: 217-581-3523
Fax: 217-581-6764
Email: mfloress@eiu.edu
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Catalog Description: Specialist
or Master of Science

Grounded in the scientist-practitioner model of training, dedicated and engaged faculty teach all courses, supervise practical experiences, and collaborate with students in research. Scientific evidence is central to the curriculum and practice. Our students are expected to engage in critical thinking and depend on science for answers. We have created a supportive learning environment dedicated to the educational and professional development of our students.

We also provide assistantships to help students defray the cost of their education. These students assist faculty with teaching and research responsibilities. In addition, advanced students have opportunities for external graduate assistantships working in school districts in the area.

So far, the program has enjoyed 100% internship and job placement; and our graduates have no problem passing the Illinois State and national licensure examinations, and they work throughout Illinois and in other states. We take pride in acknowledging that our alumni are leaders and advocates of children in school districts and communities across the nation.  

I welcome you to our web site and encourage you to explore.  Please contact me if you have questions, or you would like to schedule a campus visit.

Admission to the graduate programs in school psychology require an application to the Graduate School as well as an additional application to the Department of Psychology through MyEIU. Please contact Dr. Floress or visit the program's website for program admission criteria.

firstchoiceprogram Graduate programs achieving the distinction of "First Choice" have applied for and been subjected to rigorous review from EIU's Council on Graduate Studies — with oversight from The Graduate School — to ensure they meet the highest standards of scholarly excellence as evidenced through sustained achievement of criteria developed and adopted by the council in 2006.


Specialist in School Psychology