The goal of the East Carolina University MA, CAS school psychology program is to prepare highly qualified, entry-level school psychologists to work with children, families, and other professionals in public schools.
- The school psychologist draws on multifaceted skills from both psychology and education for the purpose of promoting healthy academic, cognitive, social and emotional development and is expected to have appreciation for human diversity and respect for each person with whom the psychologist will come into contact.
- The school psychologist is concerned with enhancing teacher effectiveness, creating a positive classroom environment for children, and influencing educational practices within the school setting.
- The school psychologist also recognizes the tremendous influence of the social and cultural environments on children, including the impact of gender, ethnicity and exceptionality.
Completion of the MA, CAS program qualifies the student for licensure as a School Psychologist in North Carolina, meets the educational qualifications to seek North Carolina Board of Psychology licensure as a Psychological Associate, and meets the educational qualifications for certification via NASP's National School Psychology Certification System. Graduates also meet the requirements of licensure and certification in many other states. Admission is for full-time graduate study, beginning in the fall semester only. The program is full-time with classes offered on-campus during the day. There is no distance education option for this program.
Cost & Fees
The cost of tuition for graduate school at ECU is extremely competitive. For the 2013-2014 academic year, in-state tuition was $4,223.00 and out-of-state tuition was $16,540.00. We believe that this, in combination with our extremely high rate of successful quality employment for our graduates, makes ECU an excellent choice.