The School Psychology Program at the University of Alabama provides exemplary graduate training in research and practice related to the learning, development, and mental health of children and youth. The program is committed to preparing graduate students in the provision of effective school psychology services for children with diverse backgrounds and experiences and recognizes the important contributions of both families and schools in the lives of children. The School Psychology Program trains its graduate students in a “family-school collaboration” approach for at-risk learners and focuses on comprehensive early intervention and prevention in economically disadvantaged and/or rural settings. By preparing graduate students to follow databased decision-making and research in their careers, graduates are equipped to pursue and excel in professional practice and research. The campus Ed.S. and Ph.D. programs are approved by the National Association of the School Psychologists (NASP).
In addition to the campus program, a distance learning program is offered through the College of Continuing Studies and combines online and intensive on-campus experiences for the MA and EdS degrees (not doctoral degrees). Please note that, unlike the campus program, the distance learning program DOES NOT hold NASP approval. In addition, unlike the campus program, the distance learning program is open ONLY to those applicants who already hold a valid educator certificate from a state department of education. Information about the distance learning program is provided at http://bamabydistance.ua.edu/degrees/eds-in-ed-psych-school-psychology/.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Bradley Bloomfield
- MA in Educational Psychology (online) (with Class A School Psychometry certification) and EdS in Educational Psychology (with Class AA School Psychology certification) (blended program)
- EdS and PhD programs in School Psychology (on campus)
Dr. Daniel CohenAssistant Professor, School Psychology
School Mental Health
Dr. June PreastAssistant Professor, School Psychology
Consultation in Schools
Responsiveness to Intervention
Multi-tiered Systems of Support