Over the past 15 years, Leander ISD has been privileged to work with numerous practicum students, interns and graduates of the Texas State University School Psychology program. All of these individuals have been well prepared for their roles as LSSPs in the public school setting. They have demonstrated excellent skills in the areas of assessment, consultation, counseling and crisis intervention. Our special education department has been particularly impressed with the hands-on knowledge that Texas State graduates gain through their experiences in the CARES clinic.
Being a Texas State School Psychology program graduate myself, I know first-hand that their professors are easily accessible and always willing to answer questions and continue to maintain collaborative relationships with their past students, no matter how long ago they graduated.
Lead LSSP for Leander ISD
I moved from North Carolina, and entered the Texas State School Psychology Program. I have found the program to be comprehensive, and the concepts are repeated across varying contexts in different classes. The professors are supportive, genuinely interested in student learning, and want to ensure well-qualified graduates. Also, the curriculum standards are high, yet the professors offer some flexibility to meet course load requirements. The professors have first-hand knowledge of working in school settings, and are also directly involved with organizations such as NASP. In addition to these aspects, I have met like-minded students in my cohort. Although we have been together just one semester, we have established a camaraderie. This has been a great support, especially since I moved from out of state. The Texas State School Psychology Program is a great program, one that I am glad I chose. I feel I will be well-qualified in time to enter the school psychology career field.
Kristy Bassili, Texas State School Psychology Student