Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.)

School Psychology

with Pupil Personnel Services Credential


Blended or Online 60 units * 32 months

Repayment after graduation as low as


*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Take advantage of fully online courses - beginning in May
Accredited and Affordable Master's Programs

Pending CTC Approval

Program Highlights & Benefits

Traditional and intern pathway options

Rich and rewarding learning experiences in a cohort model

Students complete the program with a portfolio of work to showcase while seeking additional career opportunities

Concurrent practicum and fieldwork; thorough test preparation for Praxis 5403


The MAED School Psychology w/ Pupil Personnel Services Credential degree is for education professionals who aspire to become School Psychologists. Prospective candidates desire to work with pupils needing special services by administering and evaluating psychoeducational assessments and collaborating with administrators, teachers, parents, and community members in order to provide high-quality support to K-12 students.

What You Learn

The program equips candidates with expertise in psychoeducational assessment, behavior intervention, mental health, and collaborative consultation with school administrators, teachers, and families to enrich the academic and social-emotional lives of children. Within the context of servant leadership, candidates will learn how to meet the comprehensive needs of the increasingly diverse populations in California.

How You Learn

Blended Option: This is a blended cohort program offered on the Irvine campus. Each term, cohorts will complete one course every eight weeks. Each course has four classes that will meet on campus from 6:00-7:30 p.m. during weeks 1, 3, 5 and 7. The other four weeks (2, 4, 6 and 8) will work online asynchronously. Candidates actively engage with each other through an online learning management system, complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and collaborate on group activities.

Online Option: This is an online cohort program. Each term, cohorts will complete one course every eight weeks. Classes will meet online synchronously during weeks 1, 3, 5 and 7 from 6:00-7:30pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. The night of the week will remain the same throughout the program. The other four weeks (2, 4, 6 and 8) will work online asynchronously. All online students must have access to a computer with an internet connection, web camera, and microphone.

Career Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will earn a Master of Arts in Education: School Psychology degree and will be eligible for the California Pupil Personnel Services Credential. Although this program is designed to prepare candidates to serve as school psychologists within schools in the state of California, additional career opportunities may exist in organizations such as:

  • Public and private schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • School-based health and mental health centers
  • Community-based day treatment programs or residential hospitals
  • Juvenile justice centers


In addition to the admission requirements for a graduate degree in the School of Education, applicants must submit a Basic Skills Verification (through CBEST results or other state-approved alternatives) and a valid teaching credential or Certificate of Clearance.

Degree Requirements

EDP 501Foundations of  School Psychology3
EDP 503Child Development & Learning3
EDP 505Legal, Ethical, & Professional Practice3
EDP 507Measurement, Data, & Evaluation3
EDP 590Practicum: 450 hours3
EDP 509Diverse Populations3
EDP 510Academic Interventions3
EDP 512Collaborative Consultation3
EDP 571Psychoeducational Assessment I3
EDP 591Fieldwork 1: 400 hours3
EDP 518Behavioral Interventions3
EDP 521Mental Health Interventions3
EDP 523Crisis Response and Intervention3
EDP 572Psychoeducational Assessment II3
EDP 592Fieldwork 2: 400 hours3
EDP 573Psychoeducational Assessment III3
EDP 528Program Evaluation3
EDP 580Research3
EDP 605Capstone3
EDP 593Fieldwork 3: 400 hours3
 Total Core Curriculum Semester Hours:60 Units