Students completing this program are employed in prek-12 education to provide direct and indirect psychological and academic support to students. On average, students complete the EdS Program in 3-4 years. The program cannot be completed in less than 3 years. This includes two to three years of full time (9-12 credits per semester) study, 450 hours of practicum, and a full-time, 1200 hour, internship. To view coursework requirements click here. Classes are held in the late afternoon (4:00 PM) and evenings to accommodate students who work during the day.
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- The deadline for Fall 2014 applications is February 15th, 2014.
- Fall 2014 interviews will take place March 21, 2014. Invited applicants will have the chance to meet with faculty, current students, and alumni; ask questions about any aspect of the program; and tour the CSULB campus, including the community clinic.
- Educational Specialist degree (EdS). For more information on EdS degree click here.
- Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential in School Psychology.
CSULB is accredited by
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
- Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
- National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Why Choose CSULB?
Our program offers the incredible opportunity to serve on an OSEP Grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Selected students receive funding toward tuition, textbooks, and travel to NASP conventions in exchange for committing to extra field work training. For more information on the Grant, click here.
CSULB has an on-site Clinic where our students have the opportunity to administer psychoeducational evaluations,and provide intense academic interventions and individual counseling to children and youth from the community under direct supervision of faculty.
Students are encouraged to engage in faculty research. Students have opportunities to present research at state and national conferences with faculty, and contribute to manuscripts published in peer reviewed journals.
Alumni of our program are eligible to participate in the UCSB 2020 doctoral scholars initiative that recognizes prior coursework in earning a PhD in School Psychology. For more information, go to UCSB.
Alumni who are mentored by program faculty while pursuing a doctoral degree at another university may be eligible for the CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive/Loan Forgiveness program. For more information, click here.
Our students can get involved in the CSULB School Psychology Student Association (SPSA). This is a student run organization that is very active in promoting research, mentorship, networking, and leadership among the program students and alumni. The School Psychology Student Association earned an award in 2013 through CSULB Student Life and Development in recognition of excellent programming throughout the year! To see more, click here.
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- Prospective applicants are invited to attend one of our monthly informational meetings to speak with students of the program. These meetings are held at Starbucks on Bellflower Blvd, just South of Spring St. (2890 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach). Remaining meeting dates for the 2013-2014 school year are as follows:
*December 13th, 2013 from 4:00-5:00 PM
*January 24th, 2014 from 5:00-6:00 PM
*May 16th, 2014 from 4:00-5:00 PM
- For more information about the field of School Psychology, please go to http://www.nasponline.org/index.aspx
- The CSULB Graduate Studies Office of the College of Education will offer workshops for prospective students during Fall semester. The schedule for the workshops is on their Web site at: https://www.ced.csulb.edu/graduate/events-prospective-students
- For additional information e-mail questions to BJ Corbitt, graduate assistant to the school psychology program, at email@example.com.
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