School Psychology - Educational Specialist


School Psychology at Millersville University

Learn more about the school psychology program at Millersville University from Dr. Tuleya-Payne.

Educational Specialist Program: School Psychology

Millersville University offers a School Psychology Educational Specialist 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. Candidates earn a 30-credit Master of Science Degree in Psychology and engage in 34-credits of additional curricular experiences as they complete the 64-semester hour, post baccalaureate Educational Specialist degree and certification in school psychology in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Candidates may also transfer into the program after earning a Master's degree in Psychology or closely related field (see FAQ for more details). Upon successful completion of coursework and practicum, candidates engage in a full year, 1,200 hour internship.

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.

Features of Our Program:

  • Provides the candidate with a cross disciplinary approach involving psychology, education, and school psychology
  • Emphasizes supervised training in specific assessment, intervention, and consultation skills to serve children by using reflective and data-based decision making
  • Provides training to work with culturally, educationally, and socio-economically diverse populations
  • Promotes the development of a professional identity that is consistent with the standards, professional ethics and legal mandates that govern the roles of school psychologists
For more information about the School Psychology program, please see our Program Description, Mission, and Objectives page.


A 64 credit Ed.S. in School Psychology, including a 30 credit M.S. in Psychology. Students with a Masters in a related field may be eligible for transferring similar coursework from their prior degree, with advisor approval.

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Structured for both full-time and part-time students. Full-time students complete the program in 3 years, while part-time students complete the program in 4 years.

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Deadlines to Apply

October 1st for spring admission and January 15th for fall admission. June 1st on a space available basis for those who have missed the January deadline (fall). For specific questions, contact Dr. Lauren Kaiser, ,...

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Application Requirements

If undergraduate cumulative GPA is 3.0, no GRE scores required. 18 undergraduate semester hours in psychology, minimum GPA of 2.75, 3 letters of recommendation, autobiographical sketch, and official undergraduate transcript.

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Current Students

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School Psychology Handbook

To access the most recent copy of the school psychology handbook, click below.



For more information about the student portfolio, click below.



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Supervisory Certification Program: School Psychology

For this advanced certification, applicants must have a Master's Degree or Educational Specialist Degree, Certification in School Psychology, 5 years of experience and other requirements to apply. The program consists of 4 courses (15 credits). Please see the Graduate Catalog for more information on the Supervisory Certification Program. 

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