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MS - School Psychology

This specialization stresses respect for individual differences, collaborative problem solving, and empirically-based interventions, and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  The program requires rigorous online course work, year-in-residence and field training experiences. Successful graduates of this program often pursue school psychologist, diagnostician, crisis specialist or program specialist positions in an educational setting.

With this specialization, you will learn how to: Collaborate to find effective solutions to learning and behavior concerns; evaluate students on all dimensions of development; apply data and evidence to analyze challenges; provide psychological intervention; create programs that promote healthy learning environments.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, or endorsement. State regulations vary regarding professional licensure and salary benefits. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states. Where applicable, teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether a program may qualify for salary advancement.  For more information on licensure, see: (Washington state learners are advised to go to: for more information).

Check state licensure requirements. The license to practice as a professional psychologist or counselor is regulated independently in each state or province. Learners who intend to seek licensure or certification should check the program requirements in the state or province in which they hope to practice. This specialization is not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

MS - School Psychology: Capella University

MS - School Psychology - Capella University