The Specialist Degree in School Psychology is designed to produce effective practitioners and prepares students for further graduate study and/or junior college teaching. This program provides the training needed for certification by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and licensure as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in Texas.
Graduates of the program can seek licensure as Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSP) in Texas and as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist throughout the United States. Graduates may also choose to seek licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
This degree includes 300 hours of practicum experience and a year-long internship in a public school. The program is approved by NASP.
Applicants seeking admission to the school psychology program must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Studies:
- A Graduate Studies Application with the application fee
- Official transcript(s) of all previous college work
- Official GRE scores
- Three letters of recommendation from faculty in the student's major at the undergraduate degree-granting institution
- Personal statement
Applicants should have at least eighteen undergraduate hours of psychology which should include a course in research methods and a course in statistics. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.
Plan 1 - SSP in School Psychology
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