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MS and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology

Kathleen Policastro, MS in School Psychology '16

Kathleen Policastro"Eastern exudes a positive and warm atmosphere of a smaller University that makes one feel welcome and supported as a student. Professors are committed to ensuring that students receive the best education and career preparation possible. I have made meaningful and positive relationships during my time here, and I feel confident that when I graduate from Eastern University, I will be fully prepared for a career as a School Psychologist.” 

Distinctives of the MS and Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology degree at Eastern University

  • 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 within public and private school settings
  • Master data-based assessment, consultation and intervention strategies
  • Integrate scientifically-based knowledge and practical experience
  • Evening, face-to-face and asynchronous online class times
  • Small, highly individualized courses


The mission of the Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology program is to train masters level graduates who are 1) competent in the use of data based assessment, consultation, prevention/intervention strategies and effective instruction for the promotion of optimal learning opportunities across diverse school communities, and 2) academically prepared to seek state certification as school psychologists.

Become a competent, broadly educated, school psychologist

We develop school leaders who promote the 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 evaluation of 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

For more information about a career in School Psychology see: http://www.nasponline.org/about-school-psychology/who-are-school-psychologists

Next Class Start Date

Now accepting applications for an August 2017 class start in St. Davids, PA.

Apply by the Early Application Deadline (January 16, 2017) to be given priority consideration for our scholarships!

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