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Attallah College of Educational Studies

Changing Lives

» Ed.S. in School Psychology

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program in School Psychology is for candidates who wish to work as school psychologists with children from preschool through high school. Chapman University's School Psychology program prepares students to perform a variety of tasks including assessment for intervention, mental health counseling, behavior management, and consultation with teachers and parents.

The school psychology degree program builds on the mission of the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies by seeking to prepare knowledgeable, skilled and reflective school psychologists who are effective change agents for individuals, families, communities and institutions.

The Ed.S school psychology program at Chapman is fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the International School Psychology Association (ISPA). The curriculum is built on the NASP Domains of Training and Practice as well as eight “big ideas”:

  • Collaboration
  • Oral Communication
  • Self-reflection and tolerance for complexity and ambiguity
  • Written Communication
  • Commitment to service and advocacy
  • Building solutions for children through an appreciation of their strengths and resources
  • Understanding children both as individuals and as participants in systems
  • Time management and organizational skills

The application deadline for the next cohort (Fall 2021) is February 1, 2021.

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Contact Us

Dr. Kelly Kennedy
Program Director
(714) 744-7944

Hilary Anderson
Administrative Coordinator
(714) 744-2142

Information Session

To learn more about the Attallah College School Psychology graduate program, please register for an Information Session.

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Student Spotlight

“I chose Chapman’s School Psychology program because of its great reputation for preparing students. The professors come with a great amount of experience and knowledge, which has helped me to excel and feel confident within the program.”

– Emily Rivera ’19