School psychology program rises to the top
Students benefit from new accreditation and 100-percent job placement rate
In late September, the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) celebrated an important milestone. Its doctor of psychology (PsyD) school psychology program earned accreditation on contingency from the American Psychological Association (APA) – which is no small feat.
It is one of only nine school psychology PsyD programs in the nation with APA accreditation, and the only one west of the Mississippi River. The accreditation signifies to the public that the training program meets the highest standards in the profession.
The foundational mission of the program is to train culturally and linguistically responsive school psychologists. Course themes revolve around equity and social justice. The program is one of only two APA-accredited programs in the country that offers an optional bilingual school psychology concentration.