Chapman University

College of Educational Studies

School Psychology


One University Drive - Office of Graduate Admission

One University Drive

Orange, CA 92866

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. in Educational Psychology, Ed.S. in School Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program in School Psychology is for candidates who wish to work as school psychologists with children from preschool through high school. The MA in educational psychology prepares students to perform a variety of tasks including assessment for intervention, mental health counseling, behavior management and consultation with teachers and parents. The school psychology degree program builds on the mission of the College of Educational Studies by seeking to prepare knowledgeable, skilled and reflective school psychologists who are effective change agents for individuals, families, communities and institutions. The Ed.S school psychology program at Chapman is fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and curriculum is built on the National Association of School Psychologists Domains of Training and Practice as well as eight “big ideas.” These include: * Collaboration and Cultural Competence * Oral and Written Communication * Self-reflection and tolerance for complexity and ambiguity * Commitment to service and advocacy * Building solutions for children through an appreciation of their strengths and resources * Understanding children both as individuals and as participants in systems Dual degree program plus credential--Students can earn a MA in Educational Psychology after two years and an Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in School Psychology after three years. Students also earn the California Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology at the same time as the Ed.S. Degree. An emphasis in Professional Clinical Counseling is available. The emphasis allows students to meet the educational requirements to become Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC).


Chapman University is accredited by and is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The College of Educational Studies is nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). Approved by the National Association of School Psychologist since 2005.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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