Kean University

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School Psychology (P.D.)


1000 Morris Avenue

Union, NJ 07083

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Professional Diploma- School Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Professional Diploma in School Psychology prepares candidates as professional school psychologists to work in schools and other child service settings. The program requires foundation and core courses to develop candidates’ knowledge, skills, and values, allowing them to optimize the learning and mental health of a diverse range of students ages 3-21. The program is built around a set of structured practical experiences and an externship, promoting advanced competencies in assessment, intervention, prevention and other core do­mains of school psychology.

The Professional Diploma in School Psychology follows the training and practice standards of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), which is the primary professional development organization for school psychologists. The School Psychology pro­gram has full accreditation from the National Association of School Psychologists. The program is a 66- credit professional training program, which will lead to certification as a school psychologist in NJ and to national certification as a school psychologist (the NCSP). Students will take a qualifying exam after they complete the first year of the program, and upon passing the exam and maintaining satisfactory academic standing, will be awarded the MA in Educational Psychology. Students will then complete the “Professional Courses” and a 1200 hour externship to earn their professional diploma in school psychology. Upon completion of the 1200 hour externship, candidates are eligible for certification as a school psychologist in the State of New Jersey and for the NCSP


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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