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.
- Location: Main Campus: St. Davids
- 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 or January
- Cost: View our affordable tuition rates. Receive a 20% Alumni Discount if you earned a bachelor's or associate degree from EU!
- Financial Aid: Discover our partner grants, military benefits, and federal financial aid options that may be available to you.
- 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
- 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.
Why School Psychology?
- According to the US News and World Report, School Psychologist is ranked #2 in Best Social Services Jobs and #44 in the Best US Jobs.
- There is currently a nationwide shortage of school psychologists. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects a faster than average growth in jobs (10% to 14%) from 2016 to 2026.
- Find out more about a career in School Psychology.
Dr. Kirby L. Wycoff, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the School Psychology Program
Dr. Kirby Wycoff was recently a featured speaker at the 7th Annual Education Summit on March 22, 2019. This event, hosted by the Catholic Partnership Schools in Camden NJ, was designed to bring together educators, mental health professionals, community health providers, and others who are committed to serving vulnerable youth and family populations in Camden and beyond. Dr. Wycoff spoke about the power of relationships in supporting the needs of young people and families exposed to trauma and adversity and how educators and communities can come together to foster resilience. Through her work with vulnerable populations, Dr. Wycoff spoke about the need to integrate big-picture public health thinking in how we approach educational challenges to address issues of inequity and disparity to ensure all children and families feel safe and supported in their schools and communities. Learn more about Dr. Wycoff.