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 an undergraduate 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
- Has obtained NASP Candidacy Status
- 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 PK-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 #5 in Best Social Services Jobs and #70 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 15%) from 2020 to 2030.
- Find out more about a career in School Psychology.
Alumni Spotlight: Erika Thornton
Eastern University alumna and Adjunct Faculty member Erika Thornton, who serves as a School Psychologist within The School District of Philadelphia, was featured on CBS-3 Philadelphia to discuss mental health in schools.
Learn More: Why Eastern?
Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local district requirements may exist for field placements in this state. Out-of-state student placements cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Students are responsible for following all state and local district requirements and regulations for their field placement.