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School Psychology Program

The mission of the University of Florida’s School Psychology Program (SPP) is to prepare school psychology practitioners and scholars whose activities promote the psychological and educational development and well-being of children and youth.

The program is grounded in a scientist-practitioner model as reflected in its commitment to a synthesis between science and practice throughout all academic and professional preparation opportunities. Specialist training consists of 78 graduate credit hours, including a year-long internship, and leads to the Education Specialist (EdS) degree. Doctoral training consists of 136 graduate credit hours, including a year-long internship, early research experience, and dissertation, and leads to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.

The EdS and PhD programs are fully accredited by the Florida Department of Education and approved as “Nationally Recognized” programs by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The PhD program is also fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Accredited by the American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

A “Nationally Recognized Program” approved by
NCATE & the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
4340 East West Highway, Suite 402
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-0270