The Specialist in School Psychology degree is a 60-hour program that offers specific training for work in school settings. Graduates of this program are trained to assess, consult, counsel, provide interventions, and conduct research on the psychological and academic problems experienced by children and adolescents. The Specialist in School Psychology program provides students with the academic requirements and clinical experiences necessary for providing school psychological services. Students completing this program will be eligible to apply for licensure through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) and will have met all the requirements specified for the National Certification of School Psychologists (NCSP) through NASP. The program is three academic years in length and includes a nine-month internship in a school setting as required by both TSBEP and NASP.
Pre-Requisite Degree Requirements
This program requires a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Students must apply for candidacy status prior to beginning second year courses. Contact program advisor for candidacy application or for more information.