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School Psychology EdS (with or Without Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis)

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Become a Licensed School Psychologist with this SPecialist Degree

This School Psychology Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree is designed for college graduates who wish to become School Psychologist practitioners. The aim of the program is to develop professionals who are able to apply psychological and educational principles to improve the psychosocial environments of children (ages birth-21) and their families. The face-to-face portion of courses are held on weekends to fit a working schedule. This program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Broad Philosophy of Practice
Because of the size and varied backgrounds of our School Psychology faculty, this program does not promote any one philosophy of practice. You will be taught a range of practices and have the ability to apply what works for you for various situations.

Choose the Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis Option to Add BCBA® Preparation

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This graduate program prepares educators to become leaders in schools and communities in the area of applied behavior analysis. Because the ABA coursework is a Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB) verified course sequence, those who complete this emphasis will fulfill the coursework and graduate degree requirements to take the examination for certification as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)®.

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The #1 Social Services Job

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You will develop skills to assess, intervene and counsel children (ages birth–21) and their families. Program graduates are eligible for state licensure and national certification as School Psychologists for full credential recognition in K-12 schools. All job-seeking graduates of our School Psychology programs have found employment in the field upon graduation, many at their internship organization. Most importantly, School Psychologists have acquired the skills to improve children's lives.

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Credits Required:
No Emphasis = 71
With ABA Emphasis = 78
Time to Completion:
3.5 years including 1 year paid internship
$575/credit hour

Delivery Options:

  • Denver + Online (Hybrid) - starts Summer term 2018
  • Please note that we do NOT have a completely online delivery of this program.

Program Coordinator:

Kathrine Hak, Ph.D., BCBA-D