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A School with a Mission: We are changing the world. Come join us!

Experience the Santa Clara Difference

Our vision imagines a region and world in which everyone has access to an inspiring education and the psychological tools and support to propel them toward flourishing lives of meaning, purpose and connection.  Our education is characterized by strong values, social justice, transformative education and a diverse community.

Navigate here to Teacher Education

In as little as one year, you can receive a Master’s degree plus a teaching credential. The teaching credential can be earned in either student-teaching or internship formats.

Navigate here to Educational Leadership

Our Administrative Services Credential and/or Master’s in Educational Leadership program will help you define your vision, values, and your capacity to lead complex organizations.

Navigate here to Doctor of Education

The EdD in Social Justice Leadership equips graduates with the 21st-century knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to lead complex organizations with the goal of building more humane, just, and sustainable world.

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“I liked the school of education at SCU because of the small cohort size. I felt comfortable asking my professors for help. I also enjoyed being surrounded by a group of really smart aspiring educators, who both inspired and challenged me. After leaving the program at SCU I felt that I was very well prepared to be an effective educator and leader at my school.”


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Navigate here to Counseling Psychology

Receive your Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and/or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) license to become a practicing therapist.

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This Master’s degree will help you advance in a current position, work in a non-licensed counseling setting, or prepare you for future doctoral studies.

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This degree program is designed to serve students who are seeking the academic preparation for work areas such as human resources, program development in community-based organizations, youth development work, or as preparation in applying for graduate level PhD work in any branch of psychology.

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“After having just graduated from UC Berkeley, I was seeking a program that would provide me both a community and a solid academic foundation. And today I am so grateful to say that SCU’s Counseling Psychology program gave me exactly that. It’s because of the relationships, the knowledge, and the practice I received from this program that I had the opportunity to become the type of therapist I had sought to be.”

Over 100 Years in the Making
We have been educating and inspiring students for over 100 years, since the School of Education was founded in 1912 and expanded to include Counseling Psychology in 1964. In 2001, the School of Education and Counseling Psychology was constituted to offer Master's level and other credential programs.
A low student to faculty ratio means you get more individual attention.
Our graduation rate reflects the success of both students and programs.
Percentage of those students who apply receiving scholarships.
Small average class sizes allow you to be engaged and active.
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"SCU School of Education is so welcoming! All of the professors and staff are very helpful and try their best to make sure every student is successful inside and outside of the classroom. Growing up down the street from SCU I have always dreamed of going to school at this great institute. Being a part of the SCU family, it has opened up great doors in careers, knowledge, and lifelong friendships."

Taylor Tompkins, ’17, Education
Lee Family Donates $1M to the School of Education and Counseling 

The Lee family seeks to honor Tone Yao Lee’s life and legacy by supporting students whose focus is the mental health and well-being of young people. The Lee family has made a generous $1M donation to fund scholarships, research, and public outreach in the School of Education and Counseling Psychology, with a focus on the well-being of children and adolescents, especially those suffering from depression. 

“Selfless,” “giving,'' “caring,” “a dear friend,” “a natural leader”: these are the terms so many have used to describe Tone (‘22). Tone embodied our Jesuit values and commitment to forming men and women for others. His dedication to helping others was an essential part of who he was. 

Read more about Tone's life and legacy
Navigate here to SCU Counseling and Psychological Services Launches New CPSY Student Practicum

This academic year, a new practicum at SCU’s in-house Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) broke ground, facilitating a unique opportunity for CPSY students to support fellow Broncos while garnering valuable experience working with young people in a crucial developmental stage of their lives.

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Navigate here to A Q&A with Our Health Psychology Coordinator, Dale Larson

For 40 years, ECP has offered a Health Psychology emphasis within its Counseling Psychology Master’s Program that has attracted the largest number of students since its inception. To provide a deeper look into the emphasis and the health psychology landscape, ECP spoke with Health Psychology Coordinator and Professor Dale Larson.

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Navigate here to Inclusive Education Professional Support Program for Santa Clara County School Districts

ECP will be launching an Inclusive Education Professional Support Program with principals and school district administrators within Santa Clara County. The three-year pilot program is designed to coach school leaders in methods to better integrate classrooms that account for students across diverse learning needs and backgrounds.