The Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology is a 75 credit program of study that in conjunction with passing scores on the National School Psychology Exam leads to Pennsylvania School Psychologist Certification and recognition as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.
The School Psychology Program prepares its graduates for the professional practice of psychology in the schools by emphasizing a scientist-practitioner model of training. The mission of the program is to prepare school psychologists who are capable of providing high quality, ethical psychological services. The program provides a solid foundation of instruction, research, and field experience, which reflects current, empirically supported methods in psychology and education. These experiences prepare graduates to provide assistance and expertise in the assessment and treatment of problems experienced by children, schools, and communities.
Respect for diversity among individuals, groups, and community is emphasized throughout the curriculum. The goal of our program is to help each candidate to identify and apply his/her unique talents while utilizing problem-solving, data-based approaches that allow him/her to work with children and families having a broad range of needs. The focus of our program is on the application of empirically supported approaches to assist all children in achieving academic success, social competence, and emotional and physical health. This program is a Fall start only program.