Educational psychology—school psychology track
The school psychology program is designed to prepare school psychologists who have a strong and broad-based knowledge of psychology, educational psychology, and child development, and are prepared to apply that knowledge to school settings. The school psychology program at the University of Minnesota is one of the oldest and most well established graduate programs in school psychology in the country. It is accredited on probation by the American Psychological Association* (APA), and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
The University of Minnesota School Psychology Program is educating professional psychologists for diverse leadership roles in the educational arena: consultative roles, administrative roles, educative roles, and evaluative roles. The model of training is best described as scientist-practitioner because the following components are integral to both didactic coursework and field experiences: (a) the scientific foundation of psychology, and (b) the application of theory and research to address real-life problems of children and youth.
** For information about APA accreditation status, contact the APA Commission Accreditation, c/o Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 2002-4242, phone: 202-336-5979, www.apa.org.
The School Psychology program offers two degrees:
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Psychology (School Psychology track) integrates didactic and experiential components of training and applied research. Students develop specific competencies through a broad range of applied experiences, including field placements, practical assignments, and a full-year internship.
Our Ph.D. program in school psychology has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The School Psychology program’s student admissions, outcomes, and other data outcomes are available to assist you in making an informed decision about entering the program.
The M.A. Specialist Certificate in Educational Psychology (School Psychology track) is for students who wish to become practitioners in the field of School Psychology and meets the Minnesota certification requirements for school psychologists.