Dive deeply into theoretical foundations while developing skills for day-to-day work.
Students in the School Psychology program who are training to be school psychologists or to work in health-service settings dive deeply into the theoretical foundations of the field while developing the skills they'll need for day-to-day work in their fields.
We take an immersion-based approach to education. Employing a research-based and critical approach, students explore the theoretical foundations, methods, and application of psychological principles as they apply to school psychology practice and related fields. They seek to develop and disseminate school psychology knowledge, skills, policies, and practices for the benefit of children, family, schools, and society.
We train students to be scientist-practitioners with a firm grounding in research and scientific practice. These include prevention and implementation science, ecological and contextual models of case conceptualization, focusing on the individual in the context of their environment, and problem-solving with a firm grounding in data.