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:

Program of Study

Prefix Title Credits
CEPY 505Appraisal of Psychoeducational Achievement in a Diverse Society3
CEPY 554Organization and Administration of School Counseling Services3
CEPY 615Learning Theory3
CEPY 566Group Work Theory and Technique3
CEPY 598Special Research Programs3
CEPY 608Diagnostic Class3
CEPY 612Supervised Experience in Psychopharmacology II3
CEPY 617Psychology of Multiculturalism3
CEPY 624Ethics, Law & Professional Issues in School Psychology3
CEPY 642Psychometrics3
CEPY 630School Psychology Research and Program Evaluation3
CEPY 646Academic & Behavioral Assessment & Intervention3
CEPY 647Counseling Psychology Research3
CEPY 648Appraisal of Personality3
CEPY 658Child and Adolescent Counseling Theory and Technique3
CEPY 662Counseling Practicum3
CEPY 671Consultation3
CEPY 672Practicum in School Psychology: Psychoeducational3
CEPY 675Practicum in School Psychology: Psychological3
CEPY 684Internship in School Psychology12
SPED 619School Intervention and Organization in a Diverse Society3
Total Credits72