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Attallah College of Educational Studies

» 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.


Chapman's Ed.S. in School Psychology program admits a new cohort each fall.

The application deadline for 2024:

Summer 2024 (with LPCC emphasis)
January 22, 2024

Fall 2024 (no LPCC emphasis)
January 22, 2024

*Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
** To receive full consideration for fellowships, all application materials must be submitted by the priority deadline. 

What Makes Us Unique?

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 accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP: Program Annual Report and Student Outcomes Data), the International School Psychology Association (ISPA), and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

The curriculum is built on the NASP Domains of Training and Practice as well as the Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) programs' 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

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EdS student Erica Green

Student Spotlight

"The Ed.S. School Psychology program at Chapman has exceeded my expectations. The emphasis on mental health and equity that our professors impart adds valuable and needed perspective to the traditional role of School Psychologists. The comprehensive education that the program provides makes me confident that I will be a positive change-agent and an advocate for students and families in the schools."

— Erica Green ’22