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EdS - Education Specialist in School Psychology

Experts in the field of educational psychology help children learn in safe, healthy and supportive environments.  Trained in both psychology and education, these professionals apply their interdisciplinary skill-set to evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs, assess students' learning abilities and partner with educators, parents and other mental health professionals to help students reach their full potential.

Completion of the EdS - Educational Specialist in School Psychology degree usually begins in our/a master's porgam. The Credential enables you to practice as a school psychologist in California's public schools. The MA + EdS program requires two years of full-time coursework with corresponding fieldwork in local schools, and culminates in an additional third-year internship, which is usually well paid.  The EdS program is fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.  Consequently, all of our graduates are also automatically eligible for the National Certificate in School Psychology.  Evening and on-line classes, as well as part-time programs are available.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • If you will not have an MA degree before entering the program, please apply to the MA in Education with a concentration in Counseling Psychology or Educational Psychology and choose the Summer Session III term in the online application, as this is the only term in which the Introduction to School Psychology course is currently offered.
  •  If you have or will have an MA degree before entering the program, it is preferred that you choose the Summer Session III term in the online application. Please note this is not the only term that you may begin the program. If you would like to begin during a different term please contact Linda Webster to see which entry term will best fit your needs. 

GRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIRMENTS 
Pacific admits students for fall and spring semesters. Admission to the master's program is a holistic decision that takes into consideration all the factors of each applicant's background and experience. For more information about the application process, please contact Graduate Admissions.
CREDENTALING 
The Pupil Personnel Services Credential with the School Psychology Authorization allows individuals to provide school services in grades 12 and below. Click on the icon to learn more about the credential.
FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION 
We're committed to making your education affordable. In fact, nearly 75 percent of all pacific students receive some form of financial aid, with an average financial aid package of $22,000. We work hard to make sure that every student admitted to our program has access to the full array of loans, grants and scholarships.
COURSE LIST 
View a repository of courses and course descriptions offered at Benerd School of Education. This list of courses will help you to understand the topics and teachings our school focuses on. View the Handbook for Specialist Level (Ed.S.) Students in School Psychology