School Psychology (MS)

Program Description

The mission of the 60-hour specialist-level NASP-approved School Psychology M.S. Program at the University of Central Arkansas is to prepare entry level school psychologists to apply scientifically-based psychological and educational principles and practices in all dimensions of their professional work. Graduates of the program are expected to be reflective and competent professionals committed to the increased understanding of human behavior, continuing professional development, best practices in school psychology, cultural respect and diversity, and ethical standards of professional practice as articulated by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Housed within the Department of Psychology and Counseling in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, the program emphasizes the professional identity of school psychologists within the broader field of psychology, a breadth and depth of professional training that prepares candidates to competently perform a variety of school psychology functions, and an education that values and respects cultural diversity among candidates, faculty, and service recipients.

Highlights of the program include:

  • 60-credit-hour program including 1,200 hour internship (3 years total)
  • Graduate Assistantship  positions available – apply through UCA Graduate School
  • Close working relationships with School Psychology faculty members
  • Opportunities for leadership in departmental graduate student association and as student representatives to Arkansas School Psychology Association and National Association of School Psychologists
  • Typically, 6-8 students admitted each year

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School Psychology Faculty and Students, Fall, 2013

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School Psychology Faculty & Students, Fall, 2012

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