The EdS program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) as an
approved Institute of Higher Education (IHE) for the school psychology certification
program. The EdS program is fully accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
The EdS program also contains a course sequence verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) to provide the course content required for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) credential.
PCOM’s School Psychology PsyD program is accredited on contingency by the Commission
on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.
Accredited on contingency is an APA-accredited status and designates that the program
is consistent, substantively and procedurally, with APA's Standards of Accreditation
with the exception of the provision of outcome data. The PsyD Program in School Psychology
at PCOM began accepting students in 2016 and graduated its first cohort in 2021. As
such, we do not yet have the full complement of outcome data available. Students that
graduate from a program with this accreditation status have completed an APA-accredited
program. APA has granted the PsyD program in School Psychology at PCOM accredited
on contingency status through October 20, 2024.
For general information about APA accreditation or specific information about the
accreditation status of PCOM’s School PsyD program, please contact:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242