Why Choose Us?

This is an exciting time to enter the School Psychology field. Recently, U.S. News and World Report named School Psychology as one of the 50 best careers for 2011. In addition, the most recent edition of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook describes a very promising job outlook for the field.

LMU's School of Education offers a cohorted School Psychology program. In three years, you will earn three advanced certifications:

  • Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in School Psychology
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in School Psychology
  • California Pupil Personnel Services (P.P.S.) Credential in School Psychology

Our rigorous program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). You will complete 63 graduate units and engage in 1,700 hours of supervised fieldwork, fulfilling the CCTC requirements for the P.P.S. credential. This authorizes you to serve as a school psychologist in K-12 California public schools. The addition of the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) and Master's degrees increase the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills that you will acquire in the LMU program, and recognizes the depth of professional preparation you will receive. Review the coursework you'll be taking.

Candidates accepted to the program are eligible for a need- and merit-based School Psychology Tuition Scholarship. Complete details and an application for this scholarship are sent upon your admission to the program.

Important Dates for 2018 Admissions

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Group Interviews: March 19, 2018
  • Commitment/Deposit Deadline: April 16, 2018