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Department of Psychology
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Graduate Program

School Psychology

The mission of the Winthrop school psychology program is to prepare specialist degree level practitioners who are competent to provide a full range of school psychological services including consultation, behavioral intervention, psychoeducational assessment, research, program planning/evaluation, and counseling.  Students are prepared to use problem-solving skills with diverse clients from infancy to young adulthood, and with families, teachers, and others in the schools and community.

The full-time, three-year program leads to both a master’s degree and specialist in school psychology degree (S.S.P.). All admitted students are expected to complete the full 72-credit hour program, which is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The program meets the school psychologist certification requirements for virtually all states and qualifies graduates for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential, pending attainment of a passing score on the Praxis II exam in School Psychology. Almost 100 percent of graduates in the past twenty years have passed the Praxis II exam at the national level.

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