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:
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.
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.
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
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
The Laura Whitmore Meritorious Service Award recognizes the meritorious service in school psychology. Congrats to our adjunct faculty, May Nguyen, on this amazing recognition.
The Department of Educational Psychology's Community Counseling Clinic (CCC) at CSU, East Bay offers no-cost services to the community.
Dr. Kavita Atwal, Assistant Professor, will be joining our faculty team starting fall 2022!