College of Education and Professional Studies

What is a School Psychologist?

School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ to ability to teach.  They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally.  School Psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.

For more information regarding school psychology please visit the website for the National Association of School Psychologists.

What can I do with a Master’s Degree in School Psychology?

The majority of school psychologists work in K-12 public schools.  School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students, consult with teachers, families and other school-employed mental health professionals to improve support strategies, work with school administrators and to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services.