The clinical program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in mental health functioning as counselors and clinicians. It also prepares students for further graduate study. It emphasizes the development of assessment and psychotherapeutic skills through course work and supervised experience with clients in the department's training clinic and through practicum in local mental health agencies and hospitals.
The school psychology certification program is a 64 s.h. post-baccalaureate program, fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists. Upon completion of specified course work (43 s.h.) in the program, the student is awarded a master of science degree in psychology. Following completion of the final 21 s.h. of the 64 s.h. program, the student is recommended for certification as a school psychologist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students may also transfer graduate course work or a master's degree in psychology or a related area into the program. When that is the case, a review of previous work will be conducted to determine which competencies have been met and the remaining certification requirements.
The school counseling certification is a 48 s.h. post-baccalaureate program. Upon completion of specified course work (36 s.h.) in the program, the student is awarded a master of education degree in school counseling. Following successful completion of the remaining course work and practicum, the student is certified as an elementary or secondary school counselor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The School Psychology Certification program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists.