Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology
PCOM's NASP-accredited Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology (EdS) is
an innovative, applied professional psychology program designed for students who are
seeking certification in the field of school psychology. The EdS program prepares
candidates for a career in School Psychology. The EdS 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 that
promotes and integrates wellness and learning for all children. Completion of this
degree program fulfills the requirements for certification as a school psychologist
in Pennsylvania and other states and for eligibility to apply to the National Certified
School Psychologists (NCSP) credential. For more information on the credential, visit
Doctor of Psychology
PCOM's NASP-approved and Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)-designated doctoral program in School Psychology is a state-of-the-art professional
school psychology curriculum that is designed especially for working professionals.
It builds upon the advanced training and experience of the certified school psychologist
in multiple ways, including skills in cognitive behavioral therapy and interventions,
advanced assessment, health promotion, program development and evaluation services
There is a special focus on the multicultural context of schools, families and other
systems. Graduates will be prepared to service children in schools, hospitals or other
mental health settings and to demonstrate leadership as a professional.
Learn more about the Doctor of Psychology program.