The MA and specialist certificate (SC) in education & school psychological services program is designed for future practicing school psychologists. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be eligible to receive your state and national school psychologist credential to work with students, teachers, families, and other school staff to help help all students succeed—academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.
Our program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
#9 in U.S. among educational psychology graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2020
As a specialist-level school psychologist, you’ll work in public and private schools, preschools, and state departments of education. Recently, our students have found internship placements with Minneapolis Public Schools, Mahtomedi Public Schools, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District, North Suburban Special Education District (IL), and Summit School District (CO).
*Percentages of students since 2012
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
***National Association of School Psychologists
School psychology MA & Specialist Certificate (S.C) in Education & School Psychological Services students complete two years of coursework followed by a year-long internship. All students are prepared to be scientist-practitioners through courses and fieldwork emphasizing research-based practices, coursework in research methods and statistics, and completion of a supervised research project.
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"An impressive amount of research has been produced out of the University of Minnesota school psychology program, and it has led to important conversations and positive outcomes."