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EdS in School Psychology with Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Work within the school system to improve children’s lives.

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EdS in School Psychology Online Program Overview


In the educational specialist (EdS) in school psychology with pupil personnel services (PPS) credential program, you’ll specialize in offering services and support to help children surmount challenges. As a school psychologist, you’ll work closely with students and families to develop individualized programs to help them manage troubling issues, such as mental disorders and elevated emotional issues. You’ll learn how to use data and science to assess complicated scenarios and drive behavioral change to help students thrive at home and in school.

This program also prepares you for the pupil personnel services (PPS) credential, allowing you to practice in California’s schools. You don’t need a psychology background to attain this degree, but you should have an awareness of the challenges children face, and want to help them and their families. An EdS in school psychology with a PPS can lead to a fulfilling and rewarding career that helps you improve the lives of students.

  • The education specialist in school psychology with pupil personnel services credential and emphasis in school based mental health prepares you to work at a high level, considering the bigger picture of the education and social emotional environment. The position is data-driven, working with students and family to develop plans to get them through ongoing challenges such as mental illness, suicide ideation, and long-term family issues. The program also prepares you to gain the PPS (pupil personnel services) credential that allows you to practice in California’s schools.

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Program Highlights


Beyond a Master’s Degree

The program prepares you for NASP certification, provides coursework toward LPCC licensure and meets requirements to sit for the behavior analyst certification board (BACB) examination.

All Bachelor’s Degrees Welcome

If you have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution, in any subject, you will fulfill the admissions requirement and be in the position to earn your EdS degree. 

Flexible Online Format

Not only can you earn your degree online, you’ll learn how to work with actual students, online, in grades K–12 to gain the experience you need to succeed in the field.

 

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Degree Information


Coursework for the EdS in School Psychology program ensures you are prepared in the following professional competencies:

Information technology skills, with the knowledge of information sources and technology relevant to their work.

  • School counseling practice and development with the knowledge of the history and foundations of their profession; of service models and methods; of public policy development; and of ethical, professional, and legal standards.
  • Student diversity in development and learning with knowledge of individual differences, abilities, and disabilities and of the influence of biological, social, cultural, ethnic, experiential, socioeconomic, gender-related, and linguistic factors in development and learning.
  • Prevention, crisis intervention, and mental health with the knowledge of human development and psychopathology and biological, cultural, and social influences on human behavior.
  • Effective instruction and development of cognitive/academic skills through knowledge of human learning processes, techniques to assess these processes, and direct and indirect services applicable to the development of cognitive and academic skills.
  • Socialization and development of life skills through knowledge of human developmental processes, techniques to assess these processes, and direct and indirect services applicable to the development of behavioral, affective, adaptive, and social skills.
  • Data-based decision-making and accountability with knowledge of varied models and methods of assessment useful in identifying strengths and needs, in understanding problems, and measuring progress and accomplishments.
  • Consultation and collaboration with knowledge of behavioral, mental health, collaborative, and/or other consultation models and methods.
  • Effective instruction and development of cognitive/academic skills through knowledge of human learning processes, techniques to assess these processes, and direct and indirect services applicable to the development of cognitive and academic skills.
  • School and systems organization, policy development, and climate with knowledge of general education, special education, and other educational and related services.
  • Home/school/community collaboration with knowledge of family systems, student development, learning, and behavior, and methods to involve families in education and service delivery. Research and program evaluation with knowledge of research, statistics, and evaluation methods.
  • Research and program evaluation with knowledge of research, statistics, and evaluation methods. 
  • Information technology skills, with the knowledge of information sources and technology relevant to their work.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What scholarship and financial aid options are available?

Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education, and Alliant offers institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.

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When does the degree program start?

The program is an eight-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. Learn more with our eight-week term academic calendar.

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How long does it take to complete the EdS in School Psychology degree program?

The Education Specialist in Psychology degree with emphasis in school-based mental health (SBMH) is a 78-credit program and takes a minimum of three years to complete, over 14 terms. The Education Specialist in Psychology degree with emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis is a 75-credit program and takes a minimum of three years to complete, over 14 terms.

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What is the modality of this program?

The EdS in School Psychology program is offered fully online. All classes and coursework can be completed virtually, on your own time, allowing you to tailor your education to your schedule.

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Rodrigo Enciso

"This is a profession in which you can really change the hearts and minds of many and make a difference. There are many opportunities to be able to transform systems and provide support in more ways that increase your impact in the lives of your students."

Rodrigo Enciso
School Psychologist and CSOE Alumnus
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At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and to promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve lives. We offer an education that is accredited, focused on practical knowledge and skills, connected with diverse faculty and alumni, and aimed at the student experience.

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