The purpose of the 69-hour master’s degree program in school psychology is to prepare school psychologists for those schools and agencies that provide treatment and educational programs in a society that is linguistically, socioeconomically and socioculturally pluralistic. The thrust of the program will be for students to develop and acquire the knowledge necessary to conduct applied and basic research, psychological and educational assessment for intervention, cognitive-behavioral-psychodynamic psychotherapy and interdisciplinary consultation with teachers, administrators, parents and community agencies. Additional credit hours are required to be eligible for state licensure.
School psychologists will be educated to be consultants to other professionals such as counselors, teachers and administrators; to provide psychological and educational diagnosis and assessment; to provide direct psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral intervention; and to provide research and evaluation services to school districts and agencies.
Degree recipients will receive preparation for the following credential(s):
- Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) (Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
- Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) (National Association of School Psychologists Certification Board)