Department of Psychology

Specialist Program in School Psychology

Fast Facts about the Specialist in School Psychology Program:

  • The Program has been in existence since 1968 and has graduated approximately 325 students.
  • Fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) since 1995.
  • The program focuses on training school psychologists to work in rural areas of Illinois and surrounding states; however, alumni are employed in rural, suburban, and urban school districts and special education cooperatives throughout the state and country.
  • The majority of first year students receive graduate assistantship positions in the psychology department. The majority of second year students receive graduate assistantship positions across campus in other departments.
  • Practicum experiences in local schools during the first and second year.
  • 100% placement rate for internships during the third year. 
  • All students who have applied for school psychology positions after graduating have been successfully hired by schools, districts, or communities in such positions. 
  • Most program graduates have taken first jobs as school psychologists in Illinois.

Each year, the deadline for priority admission consideration is February 1st

Learn more about the school psychology faculty.

WIU School Psychology Class of 2016