Valparaiso University

Graduate Studies and Continuing Education

School Psychology


1700 Chapel Drive

Kretzmann Hall 116

Valparaiso, IN 46383

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Ed. - Educational Foundations; Ed.S. - School Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

School Psychology is a rapidly growing field requiring trained professionals with a master's or education specialist (Ed.S.) credential. School Psychologists typically work in elementary and secondary schools for carrying out assessments, designing and implementing interventions, making appropriate referrals on students and conducting consultations. This 68-credit hour program combines coursework from both the Departments of Education and Psychology. Students completing this program will acquire knowledge, dispositions, and performances to function in school settings as licensed School Psychologists, and will be trained within the Reflective Practitioner Model. Students' skills in each of these areas are regularly assessed at various checkpoints throughout training, which includes coursework, practicum field training experiences, and a culminating one-year internship experience. At the conclusion of this integrated sequence of study, students earn both the Master of Education in Education and Psychological Foundations and the Educational Specialist degree. Graduates of this program will also qualify for licensure as School Psychologists in the State of Indiana.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

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