In PCOM’s school psychology degree programs, graduate students focus on understanding the whole person in an osteopathic medical school setting. Our faculty includes highly credentialed and respected practitioners and scholars in the specialty of school psychology who mentor students and provide a collaborative learning environment.
For the winter 2020-2021 term, PCOM's School of Professional and Applied Psychology plans to utilize a mostly virtual model of course delivery with extremely limited face-to-face single class experiences in some programs. Please read an important message from Dean Robert A. DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP for additional information regarding course delivery plans for the upcoming semester.
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.REQUEST PROGRAM INFORMATION
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.
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:
School psychology degree programs at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine offer students an integrated, competency-based curriculum specific to each program. PCOM offers three different school psychology programs:
School psychologists provide effective services to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally (NASP, 2010). Learn more about school psychology from the National Association of School Psychologists.