School Psychology - Educational Specialist
Learn about the Educational Specialist Degree in Psychology
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
Supervisory Certification Program: School Psychology
Applicants must have a Master's 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 (Page 61) for more information on the Supervisory Certification Program.
The application deadlines are:
- October 1st for spring admission
- 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, Lauren.Kaiser@millersville.edu , 717-871-7274
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School Psychology Handbook
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Get involved in SASP-MU!
Our school psychology graduate program has a student leadership organization, The Student Affiliates of School Psychology at Millersville University (SASP-MU).
To get involved, follow or reach out to the Student Affiliates of School Psychology at Millersville University on social media at: https://linktr.ee/saspmu