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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 Ed.S. in School Psychology program prepares students to perform a variety of tasks including assessment for intervention, mental health counseling, behavior management and consulting with teachers and parents.

  • 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

Why Attallah College?

  • Enjoy the benefits of a low student-to-faculty ratios due to our small class sizes
  • Comprehensive financial aid opportunities including tuition assistance and scholarships available 
  • Tailored support and personalized instruction for individual learning needs
  • Experiential and community-based learning that integrates coursework
  • Diverse multicultural and multilingual fieldwork placement settings 
  • A prestigious reputation that extends to state, national and international accreditation and recognition  

Our Students and Alumni

Chapman University Ed.S. in School Psychology graduates are employed all across Southern California, including in these school districts:

  • Orange Unified School District
  • Santa Ana Unified School District 
  • Tustin Unified School District
  • Irvine Unified School District 
  • Corona-Norco Unified School District
  • Riverside Unified School District 
  • Long Beach Unified School District 
  • Los Angeles Unified School District 

Our Research 

Alumni Highlight
Erica Green, Ed.S. '22
"The emphasis on mental health and equity that Chapman's professors impart adds valuable and needed perspective to the traditional role of school psychologists. The comprehensive education that the Ed.S. program provides makes me confident that I will be a positive change-agent and an advocate for students and families in the schools."
Alumni Highlight
Kelsey Chittum, Ed.S. '20
“I loved learning from my professors and classmates in Chapman’s school psychology program. The professors pushed us to think critically and fostered our individual strengths. Not only did I receive an extraordinary education, but I also created lifelong friendships and professional relationships that have helped me develop my career.”
Alumni Highlight
Emily Rivera, Ed.S. '19
“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 helped me to excel and feel confident within the program.”

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Application Deadlines

The application deadline for the Fall 2024 cohort is Jan. 22, 2024.