School Psychology, Ed.S. with Educational Psychology, M.A. and Pupil Personnel Services Credential, P.P.S. (eligible)

Contact Information

  • Academic Program Director: Karen Komosa-Hawkins
  • Academic Advisor: Ana Baez


The LMU School Psychology Programs are accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), and California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The School Psychology Programs offers two distinct training options: a traditional on campus cohort program and a fully online cohort program for candidates residing across California. Candidates in both programs take 63 units and complete 1700 hours of fieldwork across three (3) years. Candidates in the online program take all coursework online, with at least 50% synchronous instruction to facilitate a meaningful learning community. Candidates in the on campus program take coursework on LMU’s Los Angeles campus and may take up to 18 units online during the program. Content in both programs is informed by the NASP Domains of Practice and the School of Education Conceptional Framework.  Social justice is a strong emphasis.

Both programs lead to an M.A. in Educational Psychology and an Ed.S. in School Psychology, and both meet the requirements for the CA Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology. Prior to graduation, candidates are required to score at least 155 on the Praxis School Psychologist Exam (5403), which also allows graduates to apply for Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) status. After two years of post-graduate employment as a school psychologist, graduates are eligible to sit for the Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP) exam administered by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

All LMU School of Education credential programs meet California state requirements as specified by CTC. The institution has not made a determination as to whether the credential program meets the requirements of states outside of California.