About the School Psychology program

As a student in the School Psychology program at the University of Dayton, you'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to create positive environments and make a difference in the lives of children.

Courses reflect the most current advances in the field of school psychology and education, with a commitment to the implementation and integration of the most current technology applications.

Our full-time program is comprehensive, integrated and sequential and includes two years of study followed by a full-time internship. The part-time option —ideal for the working professional — requires three years of part-time study followed by a full-time internship.

To receive your license, you are required to complete both the master's degree and specialist-level training. The combined MSE/Ed.S. program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

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Program highlights

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Gain professional experience

The School Psychology Program is structured so course content blends effectively with field experience. The practicum experience provides supervised opportunities to hone skills required in professional practice. This experience also includes a complementary course individually based on setting and field supervisor. This provides the opportunity to develop professionally under the guidance of other professionals. 

Field experience culminates in a hands-on internship. The internship is completed on a full-time basis for one school year in a school district, supervised by qualified school psychologists. You are compensated with a stipend during your 9-month internship; funding is contingent upon the approval of an Ohio Department of Education budgetary item by the legislature every two years. Internships outside the State of Ohio are not covered by this funding source and may not be compensated.

Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and the promotion of equal opportunity, fairness, justice, and respect for all persons. NASP works to ensure that the association, graduate education programs, and settings in which school psychologists work are safe and welcoming and provide equal opportunity to all persons regardless of actual or perceived characteristics, including race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, immigration status, socioeconomic status, language, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, cognitive capabilities, social–emotional skills, developmental level, chronic illness, or any other personal identity or distinguishing characteristic. Discrimination is defined as acting toward people in a manner that results in adverse impact because they share similar characteristics or because they are from specific groups. 

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Department of Counselor Education & Human Services

Fitz Hall 629 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2962