Arizona’s State Board of Education Approves Capella University’s Doctor of
Psychology (PsyD) in School Psychology
The approval allows the online university to accept new learners who are not
already licensed school psychologists
MINNEAPOLIS -- November 13, 2012
Arizona’s State Board of Education has granted approval for Capella
University’s Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in School Psychology online degree
program. That approval now enables Capella to accept new learners into the
program – not only from Arizona, but from almost every state - who are not
already (or previously) licensed school psychologists. Capella University
(http://www.capella.edu) is an accredited online university* that has built
its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs. A snapshot of
Capella and what makes it unique is available through the university’s
infographic. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni
can be found at www.capellaresults.org.
“In most states, this approval will allow someone who has been a teacher for
years, who has always wanted to earn a doctorate and become a school
psychologist, to accomplish that goal,” said Laren Winter, Ed.D., LSP, LPC,
LMFT, faculty chair for Capella University’s School Psychology specialization.
“This approval provides recognition of our program by a state that gives
approval to programs that are fully aligned at the national level, and is
recognized by many other states as a top rating.”
Aligned with national curriculum standards for school psychology, Capella’s
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in School Psychology program is the first and
only school psychology PsyD offered online. People who choose this program are
typically pursuing supervisory careers within school psychology; higher
education faculty positions; consulting roles; or leadership roles in P–12
school systems and higher education.
About Capella University
Capella University (www.capella.edu) is an accredited online university* that
has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for
working adults. About 75 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in
master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education,
health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human
services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership,
nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and
social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business,
information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those
areas, Capella currently offers 148 graduate and undergraduate specializations
and 22 certificate programs. Nearly 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Sept.
30, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to
providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business
growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information,
please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).
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*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a
member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor,
Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu.
Michael Walsh, 612-977-5661
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