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For Students Who Hold School Psychologist Certificate

The summer-only program allows currently certified school psychologists to complete their D.Ed. without sacrificing their current jobs.

The summer program is intensive. Our students are typically on campus for three consecutive summers. Summer terms typically start the first Monday in June and run for 10 weeks. The doctoral internship is usually arranged with the student’s current employer. Graduates of the doctoral program may work as lead school psychologists in school districts or advance to supervisory positions in school psychology or pupil services. Others work as faculty members in university school psychology programs.

Details of Doctoral Program

  • The coursework for the D.Ed. in School Psychology at IUP is completed in three consecutive summers (after completion of a specialist program in school psychology).
  • All credits earned in accredited specialist programs from other universities are honored toward the IUP doctorate in School Psychology. The doctoral program consists of approximately 42 credits past the specialist degree.
  • A full-year doctoral internship is scheduled after completion of coursework and may be arranged at the student’s work site if the student is employed as a certified school psychologist.
  • The dissertation, the capstone of the program, begins during on-campus coursework and is completed after the doctoral internship.
  • The doctoral program may be completed in five years for certified school psychologists.
  • A certification as a Supervisor of Pupil Services available from the Pennsylvania Department of Education may be obtained as an optional aspect of the doctoral program.
  • Graduates of the doctoral program in School Psychology are employed as school psychologists, supervisors of psychological or pupil services, and university faculty.
  • Applicants with bachelor’s or master’s degrees in related fields who are interested in the doctoral program in School Psychology must first matriculate through the IUP Specialist Program in School Psychology.
  • 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.