The Master of Science and Educational Specialist Programs in School Psychology are fully committed to the goal of training, in the practitioner-scholar model, school psychologists and behavior analysts who are thoroughly and carefully prepared to meet the challenges of school psychological service and practice in the 21st century.
The explicit mission of the programs is, in a spirit of commitment to excellence, to prepare school psychologists and behavior analysts who are uniquely capable and committed to the provision of high quality, effective, ethical and professional school psychological services in educational and mental health settings. This includes a full range of direct and indirect services ranging from assessments to consultations with teachers and parents on various academic and environmental issues. Moreover, the programs strive to prepare students to collaborate and form partnerships with families, educators, health care providers, and the community at large. The programs seek to bring the best of the discipline and practice of school psychology to understanding and enhancing the development of all children. As such, the graduate is fully prepared to assume the role and responsibility of the school psychologist.
The outcomes of the MS/EdS Programs in School Psychology are:
"The MS School Psychology program at PCOM has provided me with the knowledge and experience that I need to succeed in the EdS program and has helped me to realize the potential that I have to be a future school psychologist."