Master of Science: School Psychology
Interested in a rewarding career as a school psychologist? We offer two graduate school psychology programs at Cal U: a Master of Science (M.S.) degree and a post-master's certificate in school psychology. The program's goals are consistent with the standards developed by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
To advance the character and careers of students, this program focuses its efforts on three goals: student achievement and success, institutional excellence, and community service. These interrelated ends will be facilitated by the following means: high quality faculty, students, programs and facilities.
The school psychology program consists of the equivalent of three years of full-time graduate study designed to provide the student with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for successful performance as a school psychologist.
The first phase of the program (36 credit hours of study) leads to the Master of Science degree in school psychology. Successful completion of the second phase (31 credit hours) prepares students to apply for state certification as a school psychologist. If you already have your master's degree in educational or school psychology, you may apply directly to the certification program. If you have a master's degree in a related field, you may be eligible to apply for the certification program; additional graduate coursework may be required.
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This program is a summer start only.