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.
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. Our School Psychology program is designed specifically to support you amidst today’s great challenges in educational environments.
Program elements include:
The School Psychology program offers a 90-credit post-bachelor’s program, which leads to the Educational Specialist Degree (EdS). All post-bachelor’s degree students are required to complete a 1200-hour internship. Learn More
For students with a master’s degree, the School Psychology Program offers a 60-credit (minimum) Post-Master’s degree program which leads to the Educational Specialist Degree (EdS). Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student is eligible for Washington state ESA certification and national (NCSP) certification. All Post-Master’s Degree students complete a supervised internship of 1200 hours in a school setting. Learn More
School Psychology program graduates are knowledgeable, ethical, and reflective educational leaders who apply professionalism and stewardship for social justice.
Consistent with the vision and mission of SU and the COE, the School Psychology program prepares school psychologists to collaborate with professional colleagues, families, and the larger community in order to serve and advocate for all students. The program develops school psychologists who embody and act upon their commitment to social justice, particularly among disenfranchised students and families. Program faculty model caring, a pursuit of knowledge, and commitment to justice so that our graduates shall enact these values in their own works.
“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.”
In our recent accreditation, the National Association of School Psychologists noted how professional ethics are infused throughout our philosophy and content of our program. Learn More.
Provide consultation to
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Use a wide variety of techniques at an individual, group, and systems level to evaluate: