Completion of the program requires 20 Core Courses, including a one semester (3 credits) practicum and a two semester (6 credits) internship. Successful completion of the program requires 60 credits. Students may choose to attend full-time or part-time. Full-time attendance is at least nine credits (3 courses) per semester, and part-time is at least six credits (2 courses) per semster.Â Certification Only students are those that already hold a Master's Degree in a related field and wish to take courses to become state certified as a School Psychologist.
In addition to the Eastern University requirements for the M.S. in School Psychology, applicants must also meet the requirements of Pennsylvania State Law (Chapter 354) in order to be eligible for certification. Prior to certification, Chapter 354 regulations require that candidates have either an overall GPA of 3.0 or a GPA of 3.0 in the last 48 credits of graduate level academic work and the successful completion of the PAPA and PRAXIS II exams.
Note: there are different requirements for applicants that hold or do not hold a valid Pennsylvania Department of Education School Certification (e.g. Teacher Certification). School Psychology Chapter 354 Requirements.