Become a School Psychologist
Our Education Specialist in School Psychology (Ed.S.) prepares candidates to become practicing School Psychologists throughout the nation.
Our curriculum aligns with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) standards and the expectation of the program is that every graduate will obtain the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential, and this certificate often assists with interstate recognition of training.
Graduate preparation in school psychology educates and trains individuals to apply principles in psychology and education to support school-wide academic and social-emotional programs, collaborate with teams to identify candidate learning and behavioral problems, and develop evidence-based intervention plans.
Program Annual Report and Student Outcomes Data
Gonzaga University's School Psychology program is approved for candidacy by the National Association of School Psychologists.
Our program adheres to the Graduate Preparation and Credentialing for School Psychologists (2010) set forth by NASP and includes:
- Core theoretical coursework coupled with practice
- Full-time, 1200-hour internship
- Curriculum that is supported by regular coursework with faculty
- Field experiences in the schools
- Development of a professional portfolio
The scientist-practitioner orientation guides preparation for candidates to master and employ empirically validated methods of assessment, consultation, and intervention within NASP Practice Model Domains.