Collaboration and a holistic approach are cornerstones of the Master of Science (MS) in School Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis.
The program is committed to training school psychologists and behavior analysts who are thoroughly prepared for service and practice in the 21st century.
The programs offer a holistic and integrated view of health care—one that treats the whole person and provides the opportunity to consult and collaborate with students from other medical-related disciplines.
The MS program provides a strong foundation in school psychology—with a specialization in applied behavior analysis—and seeks to bring the best of the discipline and practice of school psychology and behavior analysis to understanding and enhancing the development of all children.
Department of Psychology faculty describe the role of a school psychologist and provide insight into the school psychology programs offered at PCOM.
The MS/EdS program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
The MS program taken in sequence with the EdS in School Psychology leads to Pennsylvania School Psychologist Certification and provides all of the required coursework to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
In combination, the MS/EdS programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) as an approved Institute of Higher Education (IHE) for the school psychology certification program. The MS/EdS is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
The MS program is also approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to provide the course content required for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential.