Marywood University

College of Education and Human Development

School Psychology


2300 Adams Avenue

Scranton, PA 18509

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certification, Pennsylvania Department of Education - School Psychologist

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Marywood University Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program in School Psychology is interdisciplinary in nature and is intended for students who seek state certification as a K-12, school psychologist. The Ed.S. degree program is designed as a 75  graduate credit program for students who wish to work in schools or related agencies. Students will follow an integrated and sequential course of study beginning post baccalaureate, earn a Master of Arts degree in psychology, complete the Educational Specialist degree and then are recommended for state certification. The School Psychology program follows the philosophy of the scientist-practitioner model and is competency-based, as per Pennsylvania Department of Education and the National Association of School Psychologists standards. Emphasis throughout the program is on a realistic integration of didactic instruction and experiential learning, with the candidate expected to demonstrate continual progress toward independent professional functioning. Students may enter the program post baccalaureate or post master's degree. Those seeking entrance post baccalaureate, earn the Master of Arts degree in Psychology upon completion of 45 credit hours and other degree requirements for the General Theoretical concentration.  An additional 30 credits are necessary for school psychology certification. The applicability of prior graduate coursework will be evaluated in writing by the director of the School Psychology Program. Full-time students should expect to complete the program, including a 1,200-hour internship, within three academic years. All students will be admitted annually for the fall semester only. The Field Work Experience of at least 1,200 contact hours is required. The Field Work component includes the internship (school-based experience), but is preceded by a series of practicum (campus-based experience) within the Psychological Services Center. The Educational Specialist in School Psychology program is fully approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 


Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 68

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 750.00 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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