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School Psychology Graduate Program

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Welcome to the School Psychology Graduate Program!

The School Psychology Graduate Program is the only nationally accredited Master's/Specialist program in the San Francisco, Bay Area by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The program philosophy is to train graduate students in evidence-based practice to promote social justice and equity for diverse school communities. Social justice is the call to provide all youth with the support, skills, and services they need to reach their full potential in spite of poverty and other significant challenges. The School Psychology program is committed to the academic and social-emotional development of children, families and communities.

We are a three-year, full-time specialist-level School Psychology program. Candidates must complete two years of coursework and a full-time 1200 hour-minimum School Psychology Internship during year three. We are a multidisciplinary program. The core training is in School Psychology, with integrated training and coursework in counseling and marriage and family therapy. We are proud to offer candidates multiple options at the end of the three year program. Upon graduation, candidates earn the following:

  1. Masters in Counseling degree,
  2. School Psychology Credential, AND
  3. Training and Coursework toward Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) licensure  

As a nationally accredited program, we follow guidelines set forth by NASP Training Standards to promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth by implementing research based, effective programs that prevent problems, enhance independence, and promote optimal learning. This is accomplished through state-of-the-art research and training, advocacy, ongoing program evaluation, and caring professional service. 

We work with Districts all over the San Francisco Bay Area, and our trainees are placed in these districts for field-based experiences for practicum and internship. Our trainees receive comprehensive training experiences in K-12 systems. 

NASP approved

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Accreditation Program Information 

The CSUEB School Psychology Program is the only NASP accredited Master's/Specialist program in the San Francisco, Bay Area. We hold high training standards and ethical practices that prepare competent professionals in training for school psychology work. NASP recognition is an important indicator of quality graduate education in school psychology, comprehensive content, and extensive and properly supervised field experiences and internships. Our program aligns with the NASP 2020 standards. 

NASP Practice Model
  • "The program teaches all the essential skills needed to be successful in this field. It completely prepares you. The hard work put in over the theee years is worth it!" - Louise Lindgren, Alumni
  • "The CSUEB School Psychology program is a well-rounded, supportive and comprehensive Masters program. All major areas of the job are given an equal amount of focus, which produces graduates who are exceptionally prepared to take on all of the roles of a school psychologist. Although it seems that this would be the case with all programs, CSUEB is one of the few programs that holds itself to this high standard." - Keri Rorvik, Field Supervisor
  • "Practical experience in school settings to implement best practice approaches of school psychology. Additional experience working with adults, families, and couples through the CSUEB counseling center provides a broad base of practice that makes graduates stand out when applying for internships and credentialed psychologist positions. " - Breanna Dodd, Alumni
  • "A key strength of the program is that you learn a wide variety of skills other than assessment and report writing (including counseling, multicultural competency, consultation, ethics, data-based decision making, etc.). " - Nicole Ponte, Alumni

Events and Recognition

NASP scholarship winners

NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship

One of our CSUEB School Psychology graduate students, Bianca Avalos, is a recipient of a prestigious award from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Only a select few are awarded this competitive scholarship of school psychology students across the country. WAY TO GO BIANCA! A FUTURE LEADER IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY! The recipients were recognized at NASP 2020 conference in Baltimore, MD. Read More

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Why School Psychology?

Why consider School Psychology training at CSU East Bay? School Psychology is a TOP Social Service Job (#2) according to US News and World Reports. Read More

may service award

Laura Whitmore Meritorious Service Award (2021)

The Laura Whitmore Meritorious Service Award recognizes the meritorious service in school psychology. Congrats to our adjunct faculty, May Nguyen, on this amazing recognition.

Events and Recognition

Wellness Screening

FREE Wellness Screening

The Department of Educational Psychology's Community Counseling Clinic (CCC) at CSU, East Bay offers no-cost services to the community.

Free Counseling Telehealth

FREE Counseling through Telehealth

CCC open Spanish

Free Counseling

Events and Recognition

SJL Info Flyer

Join the CSUEB Social Justice League (SJL)

SPA flyer

Join the CSUEB School Psychology Association (SPA)

Dr. Atwal

New Tenure-track Faculty Fall 2022

Dr. Kavita Atwal, Assistant Professor, will be joining our faculty team starting fall 2022!

Contact Us

Department of Educational Psychology
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Hayward, CA 94542