Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology (Post-Master’s)

Program of Study
The curriculum, including program prerequisites, is designed to comply with New Hampshire Department of Education standards for school psychologist certification. This Ed.S. is a 42-credit program, which includes 12 internship credits. Click the View Curriculum icon above for a list prerequisites and required courses, and internships.

On-site and hybrid (a combination of classroom and online learning) courses add flexibility. Courses are offered in 7-week or 14-week terms. There are a total of six 7-week terms per year (two terms in each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters). 14-week terms are offered once per semester in the fall, spring, and summer.

In New Hampshire, school psychologists are certified by the Bureau of Credentialing, under the banner of the Department of Education. School psychology is considered an educational specialist certification. Certification does not allow for private practice.

Graduates may wish to apply for national certification. The Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) qualification is granted by the National School Psychology Certification Board.

Department of Counseling & School Psychology
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Counseling & School Psychology.


Ed.S. in School Psychology graduates can pursue leadership roles* as:

  • School psychologists
  • School psychologist administrators
  • School district student evaluators
  • School psychology college faculty/educators