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School Psychology

Educational Specialist

Be the difference in a child's life as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. You'll be well-prepared when you choose PennWest Edinboro's NASP-approved on-campus and online School Psychology program.



Meet A Growing Need.

The opportunities for meaningful employment as a school psychologist are growing.

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked school psychologist as the #1 Social Services job. It ranks #47 of the top 50 jobs in the U.S.

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.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

Edinboro's School Psychology program is among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The curriculum is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and offers both on-campus and online learning formats.

You'll learn and grow through our scientist-practitioner model of training.

In addition to a solid foundation of instruction, you'll gain research and field experience that reflects current, empirically supported methods in psychology and education. With a passing score on the National School Psychology Exam, you'll be eligible for Pennsylvania School Psychologist Certification and recognition as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

You'll have the skills and confidence you need to provide assistance and expertise in the assessment and intervention of problems experienced by children, schools and communities.

How Edinboro Supports You.

Education and student needs are constantly changing. Our program adjusts not just to meet today's industry standards, but also to prepare you for what's ahead.

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide and inspire. They follow NASP training standards and develop educational leaders who use best practices for instruction, mental health/crisis intervention and special education services.

This program emphasizes respect for diversity among individuals, groups and community. We strive to help all students identify and apply their unique talents while utilizing problem-solving, data-based approaches so they can help children achieve academic success.

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Edward Snyder
Graduate Program Head
117 Butterfield Hall
Phone: 814-732-1099

Fact Sheet

International Students: F1 visa rules stipulate that international students physically present in the United States must be enrolled in at least six (6) credits of face to face instruction, per semester. Programs that are listed as “hybrid” may not be able to satisfy this requirement every semester. Please contact the School of Graduate Studies at or 888-845-2890 if you have additional questions.

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Take charge of your experience. Ask questions, meet our students and professors, and see the campus yourself.

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