School Psychology

Our graduates work with children, youth, families and educators to promote effective functioning in the areas of learning, behavior and mental health.

Our students develop professional competencies in:

  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Consultation
  • Research/evaluation

We prepare data-based decision-makers capable of intervening to address both individual and systems-level challenges. Our course work and field experiences emphasize the role that school psychologists play in prevention and early intervention, making sure our graduates are ready to address problems at their earliest stages to achieve better outcomes for the students and systems.

Degrees

Degrees are in educational, school and counseling psychology with an emphasis in school psychology.

Faculty

The School Psychology program is led by highly productive, nationally recognized faculty.  They hold leadership roles in key professional organizations and premier publication outlets in our field, engage in cutting edge research, and apply a progressive problem-solving framework to school psychology. Click on links below to learn more about them and their areas of expertise.  Faculty members who will be accepting new doctoral advisees for the 2016-2017 school year are marked with an asterisk (*).

Core Program Faculty

Affiliated Faculty

Accreditation and Credentialing

The doctoral program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Questions related to the program’s APA accredited status should be directed to the APA Commission on Accreditation. Questions related to the program’s NASP approval status should be directed to the NASP Program Review Board.

Both degree programs are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and lead to certification as a school psychologist in the state of Missouri. To be eligible for employment in states other than Missouri or for psychology licensure (doctoral-level only), a greater number of courses and internship hours may be required.

APA Contact Information

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-336-5979
apaaccred@apa.org
Fax: 202-336-5978
apa.org/ed/accreditation

NASP Contact Information

Program Approval Board
National Association of School Psychologists
nasponline.org/certification/NASPapproved.aspx

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of Educator Quality
PO Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-4212
Fax: 573-751-8613
TDD: 800-735-2966
dese.mo.gov