Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Department of Psychology
Specialist Program in School Psychology
Welcome to the School Psychology Program at Western Illinois University! The Program has been in existence since 1968 and has graduated approximately 275 students. Most program graduates have taken first jobs as school psychologists in Illinois, and continue to work as school psychologists in Illinois and other states. Although many of our graduates work in urban and suburban school districts, the Program has fulfilled a particularly important mission of training school psychologists to work in rural areas of Illinois and Iowa. Every graduate wishing to be employed as a school psychologist has found such employment.
The Program prepares students for entry-level school psychology positions in a wide variety of school districts, special education cooperatives, and area education associations. In addition to training many fine school psychology practitioners, the Program boasts of graduates who have become leaders in the field of school psychology. Approximately 5-10% of graduates have received doctorates in school psychology and related fields. These individuals have typically taken jobs as university faculty members or as school administrators following receipt of their doctoral degrees.