Educational Psychology Graduate Certificate in Neuropsychology

Advance Your School Psychology Career with Neuropsychology Training

Alliant’s Educational Psychology Certificate program in Neuropsychology for school psychologists offers expertise in a fast-growing and increasingly essential field within educational psychology. According to the National Academy of Neuropsychology, neuropsychology practice in schools helps psychologists to identify, assess and evaluate a child’s brain-related strengths and weaknesses so that they may better anticipate and resolve students’ behavioral and functional problems. This certificate program is an ideal fit for practicing school psychologists and licensed educational psychologists (LEPs).

A Competency-Based Postgraduate Certificate Program

The Educational Psychology Certificate in Neuropsychology program is a competency-based, postgraduate school psychology training that combines workshop learning, professional mentorship and practicum experiences.

Areas of study include:

  • Development, structure and functioning of the brain
  • Neuropsychological assessment for intervention
  • Understanding and serving learners with diseases and disorders and from special populations
  • Neuropsychological interventions in schools

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Educational Psychology Certificate in Neuropsychology program are competent in the following areas:

  • Use of the major neuropsychological theories and their application to the assessment process;
  • Demonstration of the application of functional neuroanatomy in the assessment process
  • Administration and interpretation of data from cognitive and behavioral assessment measuring neurocognitive constructs among children, adolescents and young adults
  • Demonstrated understanding of the relationship between neuroanatomy and common disorders in children, youth and young adults, including learning disabilities, developmental delays and medical conditions;
  • Comprehension and integration of neuropathological variations in the analysis and interpretation of neuropsychological findings;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the implication of psychopharmacological interventions in the analysis and interpretation of assessment findings;
  • Integration of history, observation and standardized assessment findings as integral components of case conceptualization;
  • Application of school neuropsychological assessment, and evidence and research-based intervention strategies;
  • Integration of human diversity concepts in the assessment process, interpretation of assessment findings and intervention strategies.

Program Overview

  • Offered on the following campuses: San Diego, Los Angeles, Irvine and San Francisco
  • 9-14 units (Total number of units is dependent upon candidates’ graduate academic record and course equivalencies)
  • A cohort model with admission each Fall semester
  • Full program completion in two years
  • Late afternoon, evening and/or weekend classes for working adults
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio


  • Four California locations: San Diego, Los Angeles, Irvine and San Francisco

Admission Terms

  • Fall term only (review application deadlines and our rolling admissions policy on our admissions page)

Admission Requirements

  • A master’s degree in school or educational psychology and a valid PPS credential
  • Application
  • Interview
  • Two letters of recommendation from supervisors, academic instructors, volunteer coordinators or other professional and/or academic relationships
  • CV/Resume
  • 2-4 page personal essay including autobiographical statement, professional aspirations, accomplishments and any relevant experience working with children and adolescents
  • Official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from a regionally-accredited university (degrees in progress are acceptable) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (GPA exemptions may be granted)
  • $65 application fee