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School Psychology

SSP, Counseling and Psychology

Overview

The specialist degree in School Psychology is designed to help students achieve licensure from the State of Texas as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP). A LSSP is responsible for providing psychological services to public school children addressing a wide range of behavioral and emotional needs.

The National equivalent to a LSSP is known as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), an accreditation given by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Many of our graduates will seek employment in other states and Texas A&M University-Central Texas is committed to helping our students complete all requirements to apply for the NCSP in order to practice in every state.

Class work focuses on developing skills in assessment, intervention, and consultation by preparing students to intervene in difficult situations with a positive impact. Graduates have a strong record of successful job placement with many hired in school districts throughout the region. Other graduates have continued to doctoral programs in School Psychology and related fields.

Faculty areas of research include school threats, bullying, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and military families.

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