Contact Info

          School of Graduate Studies
          140 Butterfield Hall
          310 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2856
          Toll Free: (888) 845-2890
          Fax: (814) 732-2611
          Email: gradstudies@edinboro.edu

          Dr. Edward Snyder
          Graduate Program Head
          Phone: (814) 732-1099
          Email: esnyder@edinboro.edu

          Educational Specialist in School Psychology



          Edinboro University’s Educational Specialist in School Psychology graduate program prepares students to become school psychologists by providing a broad theoretical and practical background in the areas of education and psychology.

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          About the Program

          Edinboro University's Educational Specialist in School Psychology graduate program prepares students to become school psychologists. This three year NASP Approved program requires a range of courses and both part-time and full-time field experiences in school psychology.

          Starting Fall 2017, the Educational Specialist in School Psychology graduate program will be offered online and weekends with face-to-face classes once a month during the fall and spring semesters.

          Earn your Educational Specialist's Degree in School Psychology in just 3 years:

          • Year 1: Online and Saturday Face-to-Face Classes (once per month) + School Experience
          • Year 2: Online and Saturday Face-to-Face Classes (once per month) + Field Experience
          • Year 3: Full-Time Internship

          Additional Information

          Why school psychology?

          "There is a demand for school psychologists across the nation. School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, behaviorally, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments. School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education. Our graduates are making an impact on the lives of children and youth in Pennsylvania and across the country. Our program is nationally approved. We provide a structured curriculum, small class sizes, and supervised field experiences for our students. Our aim is to develop professional competencies in school psychology for our students and inspire them with a passion for helping children and youth." 

          – Dr. E. Snyder, Program Head 

          Projected Growth and Salary Chart

          OccupationProjected Growth in PAProjected National GrowthPA Median SalaryNational Median Salary
          School Psychologist 7.0% 11.0% $63,000 $67,400
          Educational, Guidance, School and Vocational Counselors 6.0% 12.0% $52,100 $53,600

          *Salary and job growth information obtained from O*NET OnLine

          US News has ranked School Psychologist as #1 Social Services job and is listed as #47 of the top 50 jobs in the U.S. View ranking information.

          The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth rate of 20 percent between 2014 and 2024, which will equate to 30,500 new jobs for school psychologists.


          If you have questions about admissions, please contact Edinboro University’s School of Graduate Studies at (814)732-2856, toll-free at (888) 845-2890 or by email at gradstudies@edinboro.edu.