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Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology Program Overview

PCOM's Educational Specialist degree program in School Psychology (Ed.S.) is an innovative, applied professional psychology program designed for students with a Master's degree in School Psychology or a related field (e.g., education, counseling, social work, etc.) who are seeking certification in the field of school psychology.  The Ed.S. program offers a progressive curriculum designed to prepare practitioners in various aspects of school psychology including assessment, consultation, academic and behavioral intervention, counseling, and crisis intervention and prevention.  The program trains students from a cognitive-behavioral framework to conceptualize issues and to develop a coordinated system of service promoting health, learning, and well-being for all children.

As a student in the Ed.S. program in School Psychology, you can:

  • Maintain employment while completing coursework (with the exception of the internship year)
  • Complete the certification program in 3 years
  • Meet the requirements for certification as a school psychologist in Pennsylvania and other states and be eligible to apply for National School Psychologist Certification
  • Receive specialized training in cognitive-behavior therapy and interventions
  • Obtain knowledge and skills related to the integration of health and school psychology 
  • Learn from an exceptional and innovative faculty comprised of leaders in the field of school psychology
Last Updated: 12/12/14