Specialist School Psychology

Availability: On-Campus | Program Length: 63-69 Hours

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Program Overview

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

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.

LSSP coursework combines web-enhanced and on-campus learning, with a two-semester long internship at the end of the program, which is typically completed in a public school setting.

Career Opportunities

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Program Application Dates

Fall Admission:  July 1st

Spring Admission: November 1st

Summer Admission: April 1st

Program Coordinator

Dr. Coady Lapierre
Department: Counseling and Psychology
Room: WH-318g
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Dr. Coady Lapierre

Program Accreditation

The National equivalent to an 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.


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