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.