Our program focuses on preparing school psychologists who are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. By applying expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, school psychologists are able to help children and youth succeed academically, behaviorally, and emotionally. As a school psychologist you will partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
The EdS in School Psychology is open to students who hold a master’s degree in a closely related area (e.g., special education, counseling) by applying directly to the EdS program with the post-master’s option. All other applicants should select the EdS with master’s program option.
PSU was recently awarded a $1.9 million Federal Behavioral Health and Workforce Education Training program grant – Learn More!
A sequence of field experiences progressively assist students to connect theory with practice. The pre-practicum experience is integrated into Foundations of School Psychology (SY 6010) and includes shadowing a school psychologist in a school setting. Finally, the 1,200-hour internship places students in settings that allow them to experience the full range of actives that are associated with the role of the school psychologist. While completing their internship experiences, students must be able to attend weekly seminars in Plymouth.
The program can be completed in three years of full-time coursework by taking 3 classes each semester (fall/spring/summer). Many students opt to complete the program through part-time study taking 1-2 classes each semester over the course of 4-6 years.
- EdS in School Psychology, K-12 Certification – for students who already have a master’s degree in a closely related field
- MEd in School Psychology, non-certification – for students who have not yet earned a master’s degree this program will be completed in conjunction with the EdS in School Psychology, K-12 Certification program.
Optional secondary concentrations can be added in these areas:
- Eating Disorders
- Play Therapy
- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS)
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Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!
Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Register for Courses” option on the left side. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.
Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.
New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 603-535-2724.
Graduate Tuition Rates – Tuition for graduate coursework is calculated on a per credit rate based on residency status. Click here to see the current tuition costs.
“How much will my graduate program cost?” and “How will I pay for it?” are two of the most common questions asked when considering continuing your education. Here is some basic information about tuition, financial aid, scholarships and Graduate Assistant opportunities. We encourage you to click the links on this page for additional information and resources.
The full 2020-21 academic calendar can be found here.
- Fall 2020 – August 24-November 24
- Spring 2021 – January 19-May 7
- Summer 2021 – May 10-Aug 13
All dates are subject to change due to our ongoing response to COVID-19.
We would be happy to provide you with more information about our graduate programs – here are a few ways to learn more!
INQUIRE – Complete a brief inquiry form and we will connect you with the program coordinator and provide you with additional information about the curriculum, admission requirements, faculty information, and more.
VISIT – We hold information sessions and campus visits throughout the year, or we can schedule an in-person advising appointment – come check out our beautiful campus in Plymouth, NH
CHAT – We would be happy to chat with you – just submit a question to one of our admissions advisors.
Want an answer right away? Give us a call – the Admissions Office is open Mon-Fri from 8:00am-4:30pm at 603-535-2237 or 800-FOR-GRAD.
Graduate Admission Team – Whether you are just graduating with your bachelor’s degree or have been out of school for a while, we are here to help guide you through the application process, assist in getting you registered for your first semester of classes, and provide you with “next steps, information, and resources on campus.
Program Coordinator/Advisor – Once you have been admitted into a graduate program, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will be your go-to person for class scheduling, program and/or curriculum questions, and academic guidance.
- Dr. Cynthia Waltman, 603-535-3232 or email@example.com
Office of the Registrar – can assist with course registration, transcript requests and degree conferral information
Student Account Services – please contact them with questions regarding your bill, employer reimbursement, or financial holds on your account.
Financial Aid Office – is here to assist financial aid, student loans, or other financial related questions.
School Psychology Course Offerings 2020-21
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when School Psychology classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.