M.A./Ed.S. in School Psychology

Dr. Jed Yalof, professor of Psychology

Dr. Jed Yalof, professor of Psychology

Starting this fall, Immaculata University is offering a 69-credit joint M.A. (33 credits) and Ed.S. (36 credits) degree in School Psychology.  The two programs are designed to be completed consecutively and as an integrated whole.  However, students who already hold an equivalent master’s degree may enter just the Ed.S. program.

The combined program in School Psychology prepares students to function as school psychologists through acquisition of the knowledge base and applied skills necessary for successful practice in this field.  The curriculum of the M.A./Ed.S. program in School Psychology is informed by the ethical, educational, and training standards of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Students who complete the M.A. degree will demonstrate the ability to improve the academic, behavior, and socio-emotional competencies of children and youth, and to enhance the capacities of the systems in which they work. Specifically, students will demonstrate the following foundational competencies: a) interpersonal, consultative, and collaborative skills, b) diversity awareness and sensitive service delivery, c) technological applications, d) professional, legal, ethical, and social responsibility, e) appropriate ethical use of assessment tools and techniques.

Students enter the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology program immediately following the M.A. program.  The curriculum for the Ed.S. builds upon the foundational competencies established in the M.A. program by providing advanced training in other areas including data-based decision-making, consultation, and collaboration, and Direct and Indirect Services for Children, Families and Schools.  Successful completion of the Ed.S. program prepares students to work in school settings as Pennsylvania Certified School Psychologists, as well as in other settings requiring skills acquired in the program as permitted by state licensing/certification laws and guidelines.

For more information regarding the combined M.A./Ed.S. degree in School Psychology, or any other Immaculata University Psychology degree programs, please call 610-647-4400, ext. 3215, email srollison@immaculata.edu, or visit the M.A./Ed.S. web site.

Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.

T: News Releases 2013-2014\#110 School Psychology MA to EdS program 5/27/2014

Author: lszyjka

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