School Psychology

University of La Verne

24 months
775 USD/credit
775 USD/credit
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This program offers training in counseling and psychology to prepare school psychologists to work with age groups from infancy through adolescence.


It has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to recommend qualified candidates for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology, including the Intern Credential.

La Verne’s Master of Science School Psychology programs offer training in counseling and psychology, and prepare school psychologists to work with age groups from infancy through adolescence.


School psychology is an ideal career for those interested in:

  • using psychological knowledge and practices to impact learning in the school setting
  • helping children develop their full learning potential
  • changing school practices and policies to reduce barriers to student achievement
  • collaborating with teachers, parents, and administrators to improve student learning
  • developing personal leadership skills including effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • working effectively as a student support services team member
  • engaging in flexible professional roles through challenging and diverse activities
  • demonstrating professional behavior and ethical standards

Programme Structure

  • Educational Psychology 
  • Human Development 
  • Learning Disabilities and Neurology 
  • Child Psychopathology 
  • Introduction to School Psychology 
  • Program Planning and Evaluation 
  • Counseling and Psychological Theories 
  • Behavioral Interventions for Academic Success 
  • Instruction and Intervention 
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention 
  • Individual Counseling in Schools 
  • Group Counseling in Schools 
  • Psychology of Multiculturalism in Schools 
  • Consultation Skills for School Psychologists 
  • Individual Assessment 
  • Advanced Assessment 
  • Alternative Assessment and Behavior Intervention 
  • Elective from recommended LFCE classes 
  • Practicum I in School Psychology A 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




64 alternative credits

64-67 semester hours


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Letters of recommendation attesting to academic/professional competency.
  • Demonstrated ability to write at an acceptable level for graduate study.
  • Completed application with non-refundable application fee. Fees submitted from outside the United States must be in international money orders written in US dollars (please ensure the applicant’s name is included on the money order).
  • Statement of Purpose: Provide approximately a 200 word essay outlining goals for graduate study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    775 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 775 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    775 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 775 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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