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MA in Educational Psychology and Ed.S. in School Psychology with PPSP Credential, ABA

This emphasis program equips school psychology program students with life-changing tools to help children change their negative or harmful behaviors.

Education Specialist in School Psychology with Applied Behavior Analysis Program Overview

UMass Global's Ed.S. with Master’s in education and the Pupil Personnel services Credential (PPSC) emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis allows you to enter the field of K-12 school psychology with the skillset required to competently assess and intervene to resolve complex behavior problems.

Students with this Education Specialist in School Psychology with Applied Behavior Analysis emphasis will:

  • Earn a degree focused in a field that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job demand will grow by 33% between 2010 and 2020. Ground zero for these professionals are K-12 school districts
  • Be trained in Applied Behavior Analysis  methodologies
  • Understand how to observe and improve behavior in school age children


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Next Session

Fall I (Aug 29, 2022)

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Available Campuses

Fairfield Campus
2450 Martin Road, Fairfield, CA 94534
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 315, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Visalia Campus
ALL MAIL TO: PO Box 3104 Visalia, CA 93278 CAMPUS LOCATION: 337 N. Plaza Drive Visalia, CA 93291
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this credential program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • An autobiographical essay (2-3 pages)
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Current Resume (showing experience working with children)
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate in an academic setting
  • Proof of a passing score report on the California Basic Skills Test (CBEST) or any of the CTC approved basic skills test.
California Residency

This program is only available to California residents


Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

Graduate Level Exams

For detailed information about graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the University of Massachusetts Global Catalog.


EdS Program Curriculum

  • CSPU 500  Introduction to Counseling and Interpersonal Relations: Concepts and Skills


    CSPU 510  Introduction to the Ethical Practice of School Psychology


    CSPU 512  Advanced Counseling and Intervention


    CSPU 513  Group Leadership and Intervention


    CSPU 514  Cultural and Community Issues in Counseling and School Psychology


    CSPU 516 Children and Youth in Developmental Context


    CSPU 534  Practicum in School Psychology I


    CSPU 535  Practicum in School Psychology II


    CSPU 616  Leadership and Systems Change


    CSPU 622  Supervision and Mentoring in School Psychology I


    CSPU 623  Supervision and Mentoring in School Psychology II


    CSPU 624  Supervision and Mentoring in School Psychology III


    CSPU 625  Supervision and Mentoring in School Psychology IV


    CSPU 636  Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessment for Intervention


    CSPU 637  Psychoeducational Assessment for Intervention I


    CSPU 638  Psychoeducational Assessment for Intervention II


    CSPU 639  Advanced Positive Behavioral Supports


    CSPU 640  Consultation and Indirect Intervention


    CSPU 641  Best Practices in School Psychology


    EDUU 600  Research and Evaluation Methods


    EDUU 602  Positive Behavior Supports


    EDUU 606  Seminar in Learning Theory


    EDUU 655  Individualized Education Plan Development and Special Education Law


    Total Credits


  • Students admitting into the Behavior Analysis emphasis area must be employed at least part-time in a field of employment which uses Applied Behavior Analysis. (ABA courses are taken in sequential order at a maximum of one course per session

    EDUU 692 The Science and Philosophical Underpinnings of Applied Behavior Analysis


    EDUU 693 The Foundational Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis


    EDUU 694 Using and Analyzing Measurement, Data and Experimental Design in Applied Behavior Analysis


    EDUU 695 Assessment to Guide and Evaluate Intervention in Applied Behavior Analysis


    EDUU 696 Selecting and Implementing Interventions for Behavior Change in Applied Behavior Analysis


    EDUU 697 Program Oversight, Collaboration and Management in Applied Behavior Analysis


    EDUU 698 Ethical Behavior and the Compliance Code for Applied Behavior Analysis

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