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Program Information

The School Psychology Program at Texas State University prepares students to become skilled clinicians and problem solvers, serving children, schools, and families. Coursework in the areas of school-based psychoeducational assessment, counseling, and consultation build competencies for professional practice as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. The Program offers related training in the areas of brain behavior relationships, the educational needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners, and the assessment of social, behavioral, and emotional functioning. Our 75-hour Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists. Graduates are eligible to apply for licensure from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and certification as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist from the National School Psychology Certification Board.

Interested in becoming a school psychologist? We encourage you to visit the NASP website and read "What is a school psychologist?"

 

Other related professional organizations:
American Psychological Association

Texas Association of School Psychologists

Why choose Texas State?

 We know that there are many school psychology training programs, so what makes Texas State University's program special?

  • Our program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.
  • We have an on-campus clinic for training students in assessment for autism, learning disabilities, and other conditions.
  • All of our faculty have experience working in K-12 school settings.
  • Our program is one of the oldest in the state, and our graduates are employed in school districts throught the state and across the country.
  • We're student-centered and invested in our students' success (e.g., individual advising, student-faculty research collaboration opportunties, and promotion of student presentations at conferences.
  • Our students routinely serve as representatives and advocates at the state and national level.