University of Northern Colorado

School Psychology - Ph.D. and Ed.S.

Department Website www.unco.edu/grad/funding/wrgp.html

UNC offers two different School Psychology programs: a PhD program for researchers, and an educational specialist program for practitioners. Please see the descriptions below for more information on each of the programs.

The Ph.D. School Psychology program is designed to develop research professionals who are able to apply psychological and educational principles to improve the psychosocial environments of children (ages birth-21) and their families. Attention is directed toward the development of skills in the assessment of the intellectual, emotional, and social development of children; planning and implementing direct academic and social/emotional interventions with a focus on evidence-based and culturally sensitive practice; and providing individual and systems consultation within schools and the larger community. For more information please visit www.unco.edu/cebs/SchoolPsych/phd_psychology/phd_desc.html.

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) program in School Psychology is designed to prepare school psychologist practitioners who are able to apply psychological and educational principles to improve the psychosocial environments of children (ages birth-21) and their families. Attention is directed toward the development of skills in the assessment of intellectual, emotional, and social development of children; planning and implementing direct academic and social/emotional interventions with a focus on evidence-based and culturally sensitive practice; and providing individual and systems consultation within schools and the larger community. This 70-credit hour program requires two years of full-time coursework followed by a year-long internship in the schools. Students who successfully complete this NASP-approved program are eligible for a state credential as a school psychologist and national certification through the National Association of School Psychologists. For more information please see http://www.unco.edu/cebs/school-psychology/programs/educational-specialist.aspx.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Michelle Athanasiou, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D
Chair and Professor
Department of School Psychology
University of Northern Colorado
501 20th Street
Campus Box 131
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-2356
(970) 351-2626 (fax)
michelle.athanasiou@unco.edu

Degrees Available