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School Psychology Program

UHCL’s School Psychology specialist’s program prepares you for a career in assessing and intervening to meet the academic, psychological and behavioral needs of school-age students in public schools. Our program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. 

Develop Your Expertise

  • Study the foundations of psychology and education, assessment and intervention for academic and behavioral problems, and consultation
  • Participate in a one-year, 500-hour practicum where you’ll experience assessment and parent consultations, learn about school district practices and policies, and work with a public school-based Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
  • Benefit from a one-year paid internship in a public school under the supervision of a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who also is a licensed psychologist

Investigate Your Career Opportunities
As a graduate of this program, you can work in schools with the role as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Other possible positions would include a Behavior Specialist or Diagnostician

If you seek additional credentials, such as the Licensed Psychological Associate, work is available in mental health agencies, clinics or hospitals under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

Build Your Network
Join the National Association of School Psychologists, International School Psychology Association and/or the Texas Association of School Psychologists for networking and leadership opportunities.

Interested? Please complete an application between December 10 and January 25

Download the Professional Psychology Brochure and see the program application directions in Section One 
Professional Psychology Brochure
Complete the Program Application form. 
Professional Psychology Application Form
Complete the other application requirements as listed in Section One of the Professional Psychology Brochure, including the General Test of the GRE 
Recommendations Form
Professional Psychology Brochure
Recommendation for Applicant Submissions
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As a licensed specialist in School Psychology, you will

  • Assess learning, behavioral, developmental, and emotional conditions
  • Plan academic and behavioral interventions based on assessment data
  • Engage in individual and group counseling
  • Develop and assist in the implementation of behavior management plans
  • Participate in crisis intervention
  • Consult with parents, professionals, and school personnel regarding learning and behavioral difficulties
  • Conduct activities designed to address both primary and secondary prevention, including in-service training and participation on problem-solving teams/pre-referral committees

Expire Date: Permanent
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