Prepare for a career as a school psychologist with this post-master’s Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology degree — the only program of its kind in Vermont. This is a hybrid program, with reduced residency requirements to make it more accessible to students locally and regionally. You’ll also benefit from school-based experiences throughout the program, a 1,200-hour internship (several of which are paid), placement assistance, national conference participation, and financial assistance for attending state trainings in leadership and advocacy.
Why Study School Psychology at Vermont State?
- High-demand profession: This is a high-demand field and currently, this is the only school psychology training program in the State of Vermont.
- The credentials you need: Completion of the program will make you eligible to earn licensure through the Vermont Agency of Education in school psychology.
- 100% job placement rate: This program has a job placement rate of 100% with graduates gaining employment in Vermont, Oregon, Florida, Georgia, Colorado, and other states.
- Experienced faculty: The core faculty for the School Psychology program have more than 10 years of experience in the field.
Financial Aid for School Psychology Students
Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in school psychology to students across Vermont and Beyond. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options for graduate financial aid.
Internships and Experiential Learning
The third year of the School Psychology program is an integrative experience with students completing a 1,200-hour internship in the school settings. The internship may be completed throughout the country, though faculty have strong relationships with school districts locally to facilitate placements. Many past students have been able to obtain paid internships.
Additionally, you will have opportunities to attend national and state-level conferences, hold leadership positions within the state school psychology organization, as well as receive financial support from the state organization to attend trainings in advocacy and leadership.
The Ed.S. program is structured in accordance with Vermont School Psychologist endorsement requirements that are administered by the Vermont Agency of Education. The program has been developed using the National Association of School Psychologists training guidelines; therefore, graduates will also be eligible to apply for National Certification through the National Association School Psychology Certification Systems for non-NASP approved programs.