The LMU Difference
Drawing on the incredible diversity of Los Angeles, and in line with Jesuit traditions, the program focuses on education of the whole person, ethical leadership, and social justice. Graduates of the program receive the premier Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential from NASP, allowing graduates to work in other states. The California P.P.S. Credential in School Psychology authorizes you to immediately begin serving as a school psychologist in TK-12 California schools. The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) and Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology further emphasize your professional preparation and training, underscoring the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you've gained in the program. Our NASP approval, coupled with our reputation in local districts and the training you receive in the program, ensures that you will be highly competitive as you begin your career.
Unique Learning Strands
The LMU School Psychology program is committed to preparing compassionate and ethical practitioners and leaders in the field. In addition to coursework and fieldwork to develop candidates' knowledge and skills, we integrate the following learning strands to prepare our graduates to have a positive impact on the students, families, and school communities they serve.
Candidates begin to understand and develop their leadership strengths and style during the first course in the program. This leadership strand continues throughout the program, culminating with an intensive leadership module during fieldwork experience in year 3.
Focus on Students' Strengths and Resilience
Candidates learn counseling, intervention, and assessment approaches that highlight students' strengths. These approaches help build students' resilience and positive coping along with remediating their areas of weakness.
Integration of Self-Care
As we seek to educate the whole person, candidates' care and wellbeing is important in the LMU School Psychology Program. We integrate learning activities focus on self-care to help candidates have long, productive careers as school psychologists.
Ask for more info on the program today! Priority program application deadline is the first Friday of February. Interviews are in early March and admission decisions are made in late March. Coursework begins the first week of July! Upon acceptance, you are also eligible to apply for our need- and meri-based School Psychology Tuition Scholarship, which could cover up to 20% of your tuition.