School Psychology

The Fall 2023 application cycle is currently closed, the application the deadline was January 15, 2023. 

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Program Overview

Students completing this program are typically employed in Prek-12 educational settings and provide direct and indirect social-emotional, behavior, and academic supports to children and youth. The program is designed to be completed in 3 years, which includes 2-3 years of full time (9-12 units per semester) coursework, 450 hours of practicum, and a 1200-hour internship. Classes are held in the late afternoon (4:00 PM) and evenings. Our faculty adhere to NASP's nondiscrimination and equal opportunity policy

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America's top social services career

U.S. News & World Report ranked School Psychology as the #19 best social service job in the United States. The School Psychology profession also was ranked #27 in STEM professions and #36 out of the best 100 jobs in the U. S. 

Features of our program

  • Upon successful completion of the program, graduates of the CSULB School Psychology program are awarded the Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S.). For more information on the Ed.S., see School Psychology Degrees (PDF)
  • Graduates meet the qualifications for the California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential in School Psychology from the Commision on Teacher Credentialing.
  • CSULB School Psychology program is ranked #8 in the nation for scholarly productivity
  • Program faculty were recently (2018, 2019) awarded three U. S. Department of Education grants totaling more than $3 million to train school psychologists to work with transition-age foster youth and culturally- and linguistically-diverse learners. For more information, go to Financing Your Education.
  • Our students have a 100% Praxis exam pass rate for four years in a row!
  • For more information, see Why Choose CSULB?