School Psychology - Specialist in Education

The CEP Department offers a School Psychology program that leads to a Specialist in Education (Ed. S.) degree. The program is accredited through the National Association of School Psychologists. The program provides additional education beyond the M.A. to prepare professionals for licensure as school psychologists in New Mexico and throughout the United States. The School Psychology program prepares its candidates to work with preschoolers, children, adolescents and families. The various settings where School Psychologists are employed include public schools and other organizations that require advanced assessment, counseling, consultation and other interventions. The program trains its candidates to serve students with diverse educational, psychological and emotional needs from various backgrounds. Such training also includes working with all school personnel to help make education a positive and rewarding experience for their students. Students admitted to the School Psychology program also have the opportunity to achieve a Masters degree in Counseling and Guidance with a concentration in Educational Diagnostics on the way to obtaining the specialist degree. Students would need to complete additional curricular, field experiences and degree requirements.

Annual application deadline: January 15

For more information on program application requirements and process, see School Psychology, Ed.S., program website:

Ed.S. School Psychology Course List

Prefix Title Credits
C EP 505Appraisal of Psychoeducational Achievement in a Diverse Society3
C EP 515Learning Theory3
or C EP 615 Cognitive and Affective Bases Behavior
C EP 554Counseling Theory and Techniques for School Psychologists3
C EP 566Group Work Theory and Technique3
C EP 598Special Research Programs6
C EP 607Curriculum-Based Assessment and Intervention3
or C EP 649 Behavioral Assessment & Intervention
C EP 608Diagnostic Class3
C EP 612Human Development3
C EP 617Psychology of Multiculturalism3
C EP 624Ethics, Law & Professional Issues in School Psychology3
C EP 630School Psychology Research and Program Evaluation3
C EP 647Appraisal of Cognitive Functioning3
C EP 648Appraisal of Personality3
C EP 658Child and Adolescent Counseling Theory and Technique3
C EP 662Family Therapy Theory and Technique3
C EP 671Consultation3
C EP 672Practicum in School Psychology: Psychoeducational3
C EP 675Practicum in School Psychology: Psychological3
C EP 684Internship in School Psychology12
SPED 619School Intervention and Organization in a Diverse Society3
Total Credits72