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Award logoThis distance-learning program is designed for working professionals with a master’s or higher graduate degree. The program includes online coursework with weekly synchronous and annual in-person training requirements. Appropriate candidates for the program are educators or those working in education, counseling, or psychology-related fields with several years of experience.

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International Applicants

At this time, we are only able to consider international candidates from Canada. Although this program is online, it contains synchronous sessions with instructors as well as synchronous group work that requires students to be in a similar time zone. In addition, we cannot guarantee field training experiences abroad that would qualify international students for graduation.

Frequently Asked Questions

All candidates will be notified no later than April 15th as to their status. All candidates who were accepted to the program are to notify us by May 1st of their plans for attending.

Determining which graduate program to attend is one of the most important educational decisions prospective school psychologists will make. Along with several other school psychology training programs, we believe all student candidates deserve the opportunity to consider their options and admission offers before making such a decision. This policy is consistent with policies set by Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs (CDSPP), Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and the School Psychology Educators Council of New York (SPECNYS).

We do have an alternate list as each year we are honored to have many qualified applicants but, unfortunately, have limited space. After intentions to attend are returned, we will contact those on the alternate list about their acceptance status.

We admit once a year, in winter, for a summer quarter start. The program is run as a cohort model where the same students will be in classes together throughout the program. We believe this promotes collaboration and community in our distance-learning students to the betterment of their learning experience.

Students have an option to complete the School Psychology (Online) Program in either 2 or 3 calendar years.

  • Applicants will be able to choose between a 2-year accelerated program and a 3-year regular program.
  • Applicants who choose the 2-year option complete accelerated coursework for 5 quarters and then a full-time, 1,200-hour internship.
  • Applicants who choose the 3-year option complete coursework for 8 quarters prior to completing the same, full-time, 1,200-hour internship.

Both options include coursework during the summer sessions.

The program is delivered through Eastern Online; facilitated using Canvas software. Students log into their courses on their own time to complete asynchronous components such as discussion boards and individual assignments. Live sessions are held on Monday evenings between the hours of 5-9 p.m. PST.

Yes. Eastern Washington University allows consideration of graduate work to transfer into a new program of study. All transfer requests must be made at the time of admission and there is a review process that is completed by the admissions committee utilizing the attached review form. As students are required to produce a portfolio as part of their culminating project, we encourage serious consideration regarding the request to transfer credits. Please see the Transfer Credit Request Form for more information.

No, you may not include additional coursework than listed on the Transfer Credit Request Form. School Psychology is a unique field that blends psychological, academic and social/emotional assessment with consultation, mental health services and varied interventions to promote the academic achievement and personal enrichment of school-aged children. Our program is aligned with the standards of the National Association of School Psychologists which expects that students must complete at least 90 quarter credit hours of an organized program of study in school psychology to be eligible to apply for national certification. A program of study in school psychology must include 81 credits of coursework outside of the 1200-hour required internship. In order to prepare our students for national certification, we require the same level of rigor in school psychology specific coursework. A course challenge process can be used in special cases. All program of study development is individualized at the time of admission.

Our program is 107 credits total. Each credit costs $433 ($398 per credit plus a $35 per credit online fee). All students pay the same tuition; as an online program, we do not differentiate between in-state and out-of-state students.

Technology requirements for participation in this program include:

  • High bandwidth (access should be through a direct internet connection, not wireless)
  • Up-to-date computer and browser requirements that follow program recommendations and Canvas requirements
  • A webcam
  • A headset with microphone
  • Access to a scanner or printer that scans to PDF

Full participation throughout the web-conferencing activities and in-residence training is required.

There is a 3-day (plus travel) on-campus requirement in the summer of each year. Students will meet at our Cheney campus to participate in advising, attend live classes, attend certificate trainings, meet their instructors, and connect as a group. The summer on-site happens each year that students are enrolled in the program.

Yes. Our program offers educational opportunities to students in multiple state jurisdictions. Due to the state authorization initiative throughout the nation, all universities offering education outside of their state must be authorized by each state in which they offer courses. EWU is monitoring developments in state laws in every state. To see if your state has a current agreement, please use our interactive map. For more information about the new state authorization laws, please see the EWU State Authorization page.

At this time, we are only able to consider international candidates from Canada.

Curriculum & Requirements

Psychology, Educational Specialist in School Psychology (Hybrid or Online) (EdS)

Required Courses
PSYC 505APPLIED LEARNING THEORY AND BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION4
PSYC 510PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICE4
PSYC 511PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY LAW4
PSYC 512PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY ETHICS4
PSYC 513ADVANCED CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT4
PSYC 523MULTI-TIERED SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT4
PSYC 526ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY4
PSYC 532RESEARCH AND STATISTICS GROUP DESIGN4
PSYC 533INTERVENTION AND PROGRAM EVALUATION4
PSYC 534HUMAN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY4
PSYC 539SEMINAR IN SPECIAL TOPICS (variable credit)3
PSYC 543COUNSELING THEORIES AND SCHOOL BASED MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS4
PSYC 553SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS4
PSYC 554COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT4
PSYC 558SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICUM (variable credit–must be repeated)12
PSYC 559COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT LAB3
PSYC 560SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY CONSULTATION4
PSYC 563PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL GROUP THEORY2
PSYC 565DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY4
PSYC 568PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL GROUP PROCESS2
PSYC 579ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT4
PSYC 602SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PORTFOLIO (variable credit)6
PSYC 695INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (variable credit–must be repeated)15
Total Credits107

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