Specialist in School Psychology Program

Students in our school psychology program earn a master’s degree and a specialist in school psychology (S.S.P.) Our specialist-level program is fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). This certification entitlement program typically takes a total of three years (including internship) and involves:

  • A minimum of 60 hours of coursework
  • First-year practicum (75 hours) and second-year practicum (350 hours)
  • A two-semester internship
  • Competency examination
  • Completion of a portfolio containing performance- and knowledge-based evidence to demonstrate that program competencies have been met
  • We do not have a respecialization program; we only take full-time students

Specialized Training Opportunities

Our students have opportunities to participate in unique bullying prevention training programs. These programs are made possible by grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

For the past several years, we've selected students to participate in Project Prevent and Address Bullying (PPAB). We're not accepting new candidates for this program.   

If you're entering the specialist in school psychology program in the fall of 2021, 2022, 2023 or 2024, you may be eligible to participate in our new program, Project Prevent and Address Bullying Behavior at All Tiers (PPABB). In addition to providing financial support, this program will prepare you to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential.