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

Watch a recorded Facebook Live Chat (above) to learn more about the program.

Learn more about the school psychology faculty.

WIU School Psychology Class of 2016