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The Science and Practice of School Psychology

UNC’s Programs in School Psychology focus on the science and practice of school psychology, training students to be consumers and producers of psychological research, and to apply such research to the practice of psychology in schools and related settings.

Our faculty believe in the importance of science informing practice and vice versa. We stress the importance of an evidence base for psychological practices, as well as measurement of outcomes in all aspects of practice.

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Welcome to the new school year. Watch for information from the School Psych Student Organization about the back to school get-together.



The Department of School Psychology offers Ph.D. and Ed.S. degrees. Students in the Ph.D. program also complete an M.A. in Foundations of Professional Psychology en route to the Ph.D. The Ed.S. program is offered with an optional emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which includes a course sequence approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB©). Students in the Ph.D. program may also choose to complete the ABA course sequence.

Because of the program’s unique setting in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, students have the opportunity to work closely with Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education and Supervision, Psychology, Educational Psychology and Special Education faculty. UNC is the primary training institution for educators in Colorado, and houses numerous educational support facilities as well as faculty with a variety of skills.