The Department of Educational and School Psychology offers professional graduate programs to prepare students for careers as Board Certified Behavior Analysts® and/or School Psychologists. Our programs emphasize the application of a collaborative problem-solving approach to promote academic, social-emotional, and behavioral success for the preschool and school-aged population.
Our Certificate of Graduate Study (CGS) in Applied Behavior Analysis and Master of Science (MS) in Educational Psychology with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis programs include a series of courses verified by the Association of Behavior Analysis International to meet the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Students need to meet additional fieldwork requirements to be eligible for credentialing in behavior analysis, and our online programs are ideally suited for students who are interested in maintaining employment while pursuing coursework and fieldwork.
Our Master of Science (MS) in Educational Psychology with a Concentration in School Psychology and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in School Psychology programs integrate coursework, field experiences, and applied research opportunities to ensure graduates attain the practice competencies endorsed by the National Association of School Psychologists. Both programs are approved by the Maine Department of Education for the preparation of school psychologists, and graduates are eligible for professional certification.
School of Education and Human Development
The School is part of a rich history dating back to the University’s original predecessor institution, the Gorham Normal School, established by the state of Maine in 1878. Today, the School of Education and Human Development has a mission of preparing educators and human development professionals for responsible service that is as relevant to society today as it was more than a century ago.