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Eligible Students and Application Procedures

Candidates for this certificate come from one of three sources.

First, students who are currently enrolled in the doctoral program in School Psychology at IUP are able to take the coursework and experiences leading to this certificate.  Because all of the doctoral students in School Psychology begin their practice as school psychologists prior to earning their D.Ed. degrees, all applicants earning this certificate during their years in training will also be able to meet the requisite criterion of years of practice under the Educational Specialist I certificate. These students complete the certificate as an optional part of their doctoral program. A separate application through the Graduate School of IUP is not required for admission into the Supervisor of Pupil Services Certification Program.

The second source of students are those who have received the doctorate in School Psychology from IUP. These students will have taken the bulk of the courses required for the certificate, but will need to undertake additional coursework and experiences leading to the certificate, especially in the performance area. These candidates must apply to the Graduate School of IUP for admission into the Supervisor of Pupil Services Certification program.

The third source of students are practitioners who hold an Instructional I or Educational Specialist I certificate, but who have not previously matriculated in the program in School Psychology at IUP. These students must apply to the Graduate School of IUP and to the Department of Educational and School Psychology prior to admission into the Supervisor of Pupil Services Certification program. A credential review process will be instituted to examine the preparation of these applicants, who, if accepted, will be required to undertake the entire sequence of courses and experiences that are described below.

  • Educational and School Psychology Department
  • Stouffer Hall, Room 246
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2316
  • Fax: 724-357-6946
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.