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School Psychology Certification

The School Psychology Certification Program is designed to prepare graduate students for careers as certified school psychologists. The 65-credit program provides an interdisciplinary curriculum integrating school psychology, educational psychology, counseling, multicultural psychology, special education, and direct experience in practicum and externship settings. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for a certificate of school psychology from the state of New Jersey.

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Graduates are prepared for the ethical provision of professional psychological services to children and families in school settings (public and private), school-based health centers, clinics, and hospitals. The program is designed to meet the Standards for Training and Field Placement Programs in School Psychology by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP, 2010) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

At present, individuals without a master’s degree who wish to enroll in the certification program must also be enrolled in the MA Program in Clinical Psychology (child/adolescent concentration). Individuals with a prior master’s degree in a related field may apply to the certification program only.

For additional information about the program, please review our Graduate Student Handbook‌.

If you have any questions about the program, please email