A PsyD in educational psychology degree can expand your knowledge and skills through coursework in leadership, consultation, global education, research design, program development, law, ethics, equity, and social justice. Classes in multicultural counseling, developmental psychopathology, and psychopharmacology deepen your understanding and can better help you to support students and families. The PsyD School Psychology program will help you become a leader in the field of educational psychology and increase your ability to change in educational systems. Once you complete your PsyD in Educational Psychology, you’ll be qualified to teach at the college and university level and should be equipped with tools to excel within the field of educational psychology.
The PsyD in educational psychology degree program offers two tracks:
- School Psychology Track - For those who have a license or certification in school psychology
- School Counseling Track - For those who have a master’s in school counseling, school social work, or related fields
Online PsyD Program
The PsyD program is offered entirely online so that you can complete your degree from the location of your choice.
The school psychology doctoral program will give you the expertise to work within and make meaningful changes to educational systems.
Professional Skills Development
Once you’ve completed your program and gained clinical experience, you’ll develop your ability to understand, apply, and integrate research and methodology in educational psychology.
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With your PsyD in educational psychology, you should be prepared to pursue a career as an psychologist in the school system, either working with students directly, or from a more macro perspective, helping to design and implement changes in classrooms and institutions to make the education experience better for all involved. You should also be prepared to apply these same skills in teaching at the college and university level.
Our PsyD in Educational Psychology focuses on social justice, equity, and leadership and expands your knowledge of human development, counseling, program evaluation, and research design. It has a special focus on developing you as a leader to successfully make systems/organizational changes. A doctorate offers potential career advancement for those working in the field of school psychology. It paves the way for potential careers in research, college/university teaching, program evaluation, consultation, supervision, and being competitive in the private practice realm. The fully online program is designed for those who have a license or certification in school psychology.
Student Learning Outcomes
Coursework for the PsyD educational psychology program or Doctorate in School Psychology program ensures you’re are well-versed in the following professional competency areas:
- Professional skills – Ability to apply educational psychology theory and educational leadership including: law, ethics and equity, developmental psychopathology, psychopharmacology, multicultural counseling, and consultation.
- Professional roles – Understanding of the diverse roles and needs of an applied educational psychologist at the doctoral level.
- Applied research – Development of advanced skills in the areas of program development and evaluation, as well as the application of qualitative research methodologies.
- Professional concepts – Skills in organizational consultation, small group consultation, and collaborative activities.
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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.
When does the degree program start?
The program is an eight-week term program and is open only for fall enrollment. Learn more with our eight-week term academic calendar.
How long does it take to complete the program?
The PsyD in educational psychology degree is a 50-credit program that takes a minimum of two years to complete, across 11 terms.
What is the modality of this program?
The PsyD in educational psychology program is offered fully online. All classes and coursework can be completed virtually, allowing you to tailor your education to your schedule.
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.
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.
CSOE offers a variety of degrees, certificates, and credentials in education that prepare you to make a lasting difference through teaching, counseling, leadership, advocacy, administration, management, and community work. Whether you’re looking for an online degree program or an in-person learning experience for your higher education, we are here to guide you every step of the way.