Educational Specialist Degrees

Disability & Psychoeducational Studies

School Psychology Ed.S.

The School Psychology Ed.S. program provides a comprehensive and integrated curriculum that prepares students to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSPs). With this educational specialist degree, an individual can practice school psychology in the great majority of school systems in the United States. The program, which leads to Arizona certification, is available in two locations: Tucson (Main Campus) and Chandler (UA Chandler). In both Tucson and Chandler, the program emphasizes professional and clinical practice, as well as understanding and using scholarship in one’s practice. The EdS program is approved/nationally recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). NASP program data on student admission, student outcomes, and other information are available.

Study techniques for assessing cognitive, academic, social, and emotional functioning
Learn about school violence and crisis prevention, intervention, response, and recovery in school and community settings
Gain experience delivering psychological services in a school setting under supervised training

Sample Courses

Courses in the 67-credit program are delivered in-person in either Tucson or Chandler. Please see Required Coursework for a list of required courses.


Graduates of the program are typically employed in PreK-12 schools to provide direct and indirect psychological, behavioral, and academic support to students.

Contact Us

For more information about the program, contact Tucson Program Director Jennifer Kirkpatrick or Chandler Program Director Marsha Spencer.