About the Master's in School Psychology
Fill an in-demand role in schools and help students thrive.
PennWest California’s master's in school psychology graduate program is designed for individuals who want to practice as a school psychologist in Pennsylvania or elsewhere.
It’s a rewarding career path for individuals who want to help children succeed academically, behaviorally and emotionally. As a school psychologist, you’ll identify the barriers a child is facing and form plans to address them. In addition to working directly with kids, you’ll collaborate with parents, teachers and community members. And together, you’ll make sure children are able to reach their highest potential.
After obtaining a master's degree, pursue school psychology certification preparation at PennWest California in order to practice as a school psychologist.
Through PennWest California’s School Psychology graduate program, you’ll gain valuable hands-on, supervised experience.
- You’ll clock hundreds of practicum hours in a school setting — and you’ll also have the opportunity to work with real clients in PennWest California’s on-site school psychology clinic.
- Once you’ve completed your classroom-based coursework, you’ll take your knowledge to the field through a 1,200-clock-hour internship, where you’ll further hone your skills under the guidance of a certified school psychologist.
By completing the master’s and post-master certificate programs in School Psychology and taking the Praxis II exam, you’ll be eligible to apply for school psychology certification in the state of your choice.