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School and Educational Psychology Program

School and Educational Psychology Students

We offer two degree programs in school psychology, both of which are nationally approved and accredited. Both programs follow a scholar-practitioner orientation and emphasize knowledge and skills in assessment and data-based decision making; prevention and intervention; consultation and collaboration; research and evaluation; and professional practice and standards. 

The Education Specialist (Ed. S.) program is  designed to prepare individuals to work as school psychologists in the P-12 setting.  The program  prepares candidates to obtain state department of education certification as a school psychologist.  

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program  prepares individuals to work as  professional psychologists in a variety of settings including schools, academia, research, community agencies , independent practice, and behavioral healthcare and hospital settings.  The program prepares  candidates to obtain state department of education certification as well as psychologist licensure. 

Successful completion of both programs also allows graduates to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists through the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). 

A Masters of Education (M.Ed.) degree can be earned  en route to either the Ed.S. or Ph.D. degree  but is not offered as a terminal degree.