Prepare for entry-level positions as school psychologists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology.
Why Study This Program?
Millersville University offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology and Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology program approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and designed to meet the needs of full-time students in addition to those of many working professionals. The goal of the program is to prepare students for entry-level positions as school psychologists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who will work with students in school settings. In keeping with the ecological perspective, students are prepared to affect student learning through direct assessments and interventions as well as through collaboration with families, teachers, administrators and community liaisons. The program emphasizes best practices including the Response to Intervention (RtI) model and diversity awareness.
What Will You Learn?
This Educational Specialist graduate option in School Psychology is a 64-semester hour, post-baccalaureate course of study leading to certification in School Psychology in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Providing candidates with a cross disciplinary approach involving psychology, education and school psychology, students will complete 30 credit hours of coursework as part of a Master of Science ( M.S.) in Psychology and the remaining 34 credit hours including a practicum and 1,200 hour, full-year internship, to earn an Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.). Courses include knowledge and skill-based courses in assessment, intervention, counseling, and consultation, with opportunities for field-based experiential learning.
School Psychology at Millersville University
MU’s school psychology program prepares students for entry-level positions as school psychologists.