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Ed.S. in School Psychology

The Specialist program is designed for those students who wish to become school psychologist practitioners. Training is primarily oriented toward the acquisition of those skills necessary for effective functioning in the educational environment as a school psychologist.

The program is based on the student's entering with a bachelor's degree. A student with a master's degree in psychology or professional psychology should meet with his or her advisor to develop a specific plan of study.  A course in abnormal psychology is prerequisite to the program and must be completed by any student who has not had one.


UNC Main Campus

Credit Requirements

71 Credit Hours

Time to Completion

3 Years 

Ed.S. in School Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration (Not offered Fall 2023)

The optional ABA concentration in the Ed.S. program integrates a Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB©)-approved sequence. The Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) concentration is designed for students who wish to become school psychologist practitioners with specialized knowledge and skills in applied behavior analysis. The concentration satisfies the coursework requirements for BCBA Certification. The ABA concentration coursework is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Ph.D. students may use required elective courses to complete the ABA course sequence.

thumb_up The educational specialist degree program in School Psychology is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists.