In the rapidly changing world of K-12 education, the demand for school psychologists and the support they offer students and teachers has never been greater. That’s why Seattle University’s College of Education dedicates itself to educating and empowering the next generation of educational leaders in our communities. Our School Psychology program is designed specifically to support today’s great challenges in educational environments.
Our NASP-accredited School Psychology program is purpose-built for working professionals like you, offering a flexible schedule over three years and hands-on practical experience facilitated through our extensive regional relationships with public schools. This program also offers you options for post-baccalaureate and post-master’s programs of study: Students entering with a Master’s degree will complete a minimum of 60 credit hours depending on prior course work; while Post-Bachelors will work toward a program of study requiring 90 credit hours.
You will graduate with an Educational Specialist (EdS) degree (between a master’s degree and a doctoral degree), certification in Washington state (ESA Certification) and be eligible for the national certification with a National Certificate in School Psychology.
Begin the next step of your journey in becoming an impactful social change agent throughout our diverse communities. As a school psychologist you will be a vanguard in keeping our children safe, supporting students and teachers in meeting academic standards, helping students with disabilities and providing a nurturing space for all children who are experiencing difficulty in other parts of their lives.
Over the last three years, all of our graduates who sought employment as School Psychologists were employed within one year of graduation.
“The School Psychology program at Seattle University gave me the tools to effect systems-level change with a focus on social justice for the betterment of our children and their future.”
Our program helps you build a foundation in the knowledge-base for psychology and education, including theories, models, empirical findings, and techniques, while demonstrating the professional skills necessary to deliver effective services that will result in positive outcomes throughout your career.
Dedicated to a practitioner-scholar model, our program provides you with a solid grounding in research-based practices to equip you with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be an effective school psychologist.
The following program goals guide the preparation of all students:
Join us in our Upcoming Information Sessions
Graduate Admissions Open House – Spring 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Student Center, First Floor
The National Association of School Psychologists noted how professional ethics are infused throughout our philosophy and content of our program. Learn More.