The Department of School Psychology houses programs that are dedicated to training practitioners and scholars from cognitive-behavioral and applied behavior analysis empirically-based models to provide services to children and youth in educational and related settings.
The Department houses the MS, EdS, and PsyD programs in School Psychology, the PhD in Educational Psychology, and the online certificate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis. Students in the MS, EdS, and PsyD programs are trained 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. Students in the PhD program receive advanced training in educational and psychological processes involved in learning in order to inform instructional procedures and aid in student success. Students in the certificate programs gain solid skills in the areas of comprehensive behavioral assessment, intervention and consultation.
At PCOM, school psychology graduate students focus on understanding the whole person in a manner that is consistent with the osteopathic philosophy of the university. 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.
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. School psychology programs at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine offer students an integrated, competency-based curriculum specific to each program.
Jessica Glass Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D
Chair, Department of School Psychology
Director of MS program in School Psychology and ABA Certificate Programs
For more information, please contact:
Katie Garson, MSEd
Coordinator of School Psychology Programs and Continuing Education
Phone: 215-871-6463 | Email: KatieGa@pcom.edu
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.
The Doctor of Psychology program in School Psychology is in the process of seeking APA accreditation and recently had an accreditation site visit. A decision regarding the program's accreditation application will be updated as it becomes available. Please note, APA accreditation is not guaranteed, but every effort will be made to achieve this distinction.