The School Psychology program which consists of the MA in Psychology, Concentration in School Psychology and the School Psychology Graduate Certificate, is committed to preparing graduate students to practice psychology in educational and clinical settings that serve children, adolescents, and their families. The program is approved by the School Psychology Training Programs of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Students who successfully complete the concentration and the certificate will be eligible for licensure in Virginia by the state Board of Education and certification or licensure in other states as a school psychologist.


Students who are eligible to waive coursework must complete a minimum of 15 credits in residency to graduate. 

For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-SCH

Certificate Requirements 

Total credits: 22

This certificate may be pursued on a full-time basis only.


SPSY 722Advanced Child Assessment4
SPSY 751Advanced Assessment Practicum in School Psychology I3
SPSY 752Advanced Assessment Practicum in School Psychology II3
SPSY 753Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice in Schools3
6 Internship credits of6
School Psychology Internship 1
SPSY 792Prevention Intervention Consultation Practicum3
Total Credits22

Students must register for at least 3 credits in each of 2 consecutive semesters.