MS and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology

Facilitate optimal learning conditions amongst diverse students as a school psychologist. Become competent in the use of data-based assessment, consultation, prevention/intervention strategies, and effective instruction to help students and families thrive.

Program Details

  • Location: St. Davids, PA
  • Delivery: A combination of evening, face-to-face, and asynchronous online courses
  • Length: 3 years full-time or 4 years part-time
  • Enrolling New Students: August

Program Distinctives

  • Meets the competency areas established by Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Meets the educational requirements for Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBS)
  • Faculty have extensive experience in clinical settings and public and private schools
  • Students master data-based assessment, consultation and intervention strategies
  • Graduates can successfully integrate scientifically-based knowledge and practical experience
  • Competitive tuition, partnership grants, military benefits, and merit scholarships

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Alumni Testimonial

Kathleen Policastro"Eastern exudes a positive and warm atmosphere of a smaller university that makes one feel welcome and supported. Professors are committed to ensuring that students receive the best education and career preparation possible. I feel confident that when I graduate, I will be fully prepared as a school psychologist.” -Kathleen Policastro, MS in School Psychology '16

Program Outcomes

  • We develop school leaders who promote mental health and academic skills in all students from grades Pre-K to 12.
  • Our graduate students integrate evidence-based knowledge with practical experience to serve students in diverse school settings within the context of their cultural, educational, and familial worldview.
  • We offer in-depth training in evaluating students for special service eligibility by teaching the assessment of academic skills and cognitive abilities and determining how social-emotional development interacts with academic and cognitive skills.
  • Students learn and practice collaboration with teachers, caregivers, and administrators, and implement solutions for learning, behavior, and social problems.
  • We train students to provide psychological counseling by directly working with students and their families to resolve difficulties in adjustment and learning.
  • Specific skills in applied behavioral analysis and the implementation and monitoring of interventions are also taught and practiced by our graduate students.

Find out more about a career in School Psychology.

Next Class Start Date

Now accepting applications for a Fall 2017 class start in St. Davids, PA.

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