Graduate Programs in Educational and School Psychology

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    ADMINISTERING AN ASSESSMENT — You’ll graduate thoroughly prepared thanks to practical experiences such as observing an assessment with a professor or giving student assessments, like IUP graduate student Sherita Jamison is doing here.

    Your multilevel path to educational and school psychology

    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.

    Educational Psychology, MEd

    This is the foundation for post-baccalaureate students that may lead you in one of two directions:

    1. To more education – to gain post-master's certification as a school psychologist and then, if you desire, to earn your doctoral degree in school psychology.
    2. To advance your career – in community mental health or in public education.

    School Psychology, Post-Master's Certification

    Whether you have an MEd in educational psychology (recommended) or a master’s degree in a related field, the post-master’s certification requirement of 33 credits provides you with the specific clinical skills needed to function as a school psychologist. Graduates are eligible for state and national level certification.

    School Psychology, Phd

    This practitioner-oriented program is for the practicing, certified school psychologist who wants to update and expand their skills to practice at the doctoral level. 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.