School Psychology at PCOM
Clinically-Focused, Collaborative Programs
Collaboration and a whole person approach are the cornerstones of PCOM’s school psychology
programs. Our faculty includes highly credentialed and respected practitioners and
scholars who train students to provide psychological services including assessment,
treatment, consultation, program development and evaluation while focusing on interprofessional
collaboration, advocacy, individual and cultural diversity, and serving the underserved.
School psychology classes are offered at convenient, flexible times and formats for
working individuals. PCOM's programs are unique in their use of standardized client
actors, immersing students in realistic experiences and clinical situations.
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What is a School Psychologist?
School psychologists apply knowledge of learning, behavior and mental health to support
students and teachers in many K-12 public schools. They partner with schools, families
and teachers to promote safe, healthy learning environments. School psychologists
take specialized coursework and practical experiences to develop numerous skills in
both psychology and education.
School of Professional and Applied Psychology faculty describe the role of a school
psychologist and provide insight into the school psychology programs offered at PCOM.
Career Options for School Psychologists
Students in PCOM’s school psychology programs can prepare for a career in helping
children and adolescents resolve learning and behavioral problems, thus promoting
healthy development. Important and rewarding work, school psychology professionals
can pursue a wide variety of career opportunities. While most school psychologists
primarily practice in school environments, advanced training provides opportunities
to work in a variety of settings, including:
- Public and private schools
- Counseling centers
- Community agencies
- Private practices
- Clinics and university counseling centers
School Psychology Degrees
School psychology degree programs at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
offer students an integrated, competency-based curriculum specific to each program.
PCOM offers the following school psychology programs:
How to Apply to PCOM's School Psychology Programs
Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid