Graduate Programs in Educational and School Psychology

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    ADMINISTERING AN ASSESSMENT —  Gain practical experiences, such as conducting assessments in our Child Study Center, like IUP post-master’s certification student Sherita Jamison is doing here.

    Our graduate programs in educational and school psychology are designed to meet your career goals. Whether your goal is to work as a behavioral specialist or become a practicing certified school psychologist, whether you want to pursue a career in public education or educational administration, we offer the path to get you there.

    MEd in Educational Psychology

    Earn your MEd in Educational Psychology to advance your career in public education or community mental health. Students interested in becoming school psychologists must first earn their MEd before applying to the post-master’s certification program.

    EdS in School Psychology

    The Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology is a two-year, post-master’s program that prepares you to become a certified school psychologist. IUP is one of only a few universities in the state to offer an on-campus, specialist-level school psychology program approved by the National Association of School Psychologists. Graduates are eligible for state and national level certification. This degree can be started after a bachelor's degree and completed in three years in combination with the MEd in Educational Psychology.

    PhD in School Psychology

    This practitioner-oriented program is for students who are seeking to become certified school psychologists. With a PhD in school psychology, students graduating from this program will have opportunities to work in settings beyond the schools. Students in the doctoral program may take additional course work and field experiences toward certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a supervisor of pupil services.

    The IUP difference

    Professional network of alumni. Our alumni know how well we prepare our graduates. And because we’ve been graduating exceptional students for many years, we have a broad network of alumni who are always interested in helping our graduates.

    Child Study Center. The Department of Educational and School Psychology operates a psychoeducational clinic as a training facility for our School Psychology grad students. We provide psychological services to children, families, and schools and assist faculty in contributing scholarship to the field of school psychology.

    We are approved by the National Association of School PsychologistsThe Educational and School Psychology faculty. All of our core faculty have practiced as school psychologists and bring with them a varied range of interests and expertise. Deeply committed to educating their students, these professors engage in a wide variety of ongoing research and service activities. Our students work collaboratively with faculty on many of these projects. As a student, you'll have opportunities to participate in research, present at state and national conferences, and develop mentoring relationships with faculty.