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Graduate Programs: School Psychology



ADMISSION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, EFFECTIVE FALL 2012

    Degree Plan
    UHV School Psychology Program Handbook
    UHV School of Psychology Practicum Handbook
    UHV School of Psychology Intership Guide

This degree program is offered in Victoria.

School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.

The UHV School Psychology master’s program is dedicated to providing students with a comprehensive, integrated program of study delivered by qualified faculty, as well as substantial supervised field experiences necessary for the provision of school psychological services which positively impact children, youth, families, and the schools that serve them. The training standards within the program are consistent with the standards of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychology (TSBEP) Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) credentialing, which complies with the nationally recognized standards for the practice of school psychology per the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) standards.

The mission of the UHV school psychology program is to train entry-level school psychology practitioners, namely, Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSP), in accordance to the standards set by the Texas State Board of Examiners (TSBEP). The program is designed around NASP standards to prepare students for the NCSP. With emphasis on best practice application of school psychology, faculty and students are expected to be both consumers and evaluators of empirically-based practice, while providing empirically-based school psychological services to a diverse population of individuals including children, families, school personnel, and other related professionals. The School Psychology program has a core philosophy that emphasizes student development of competencies in the delivery of practical, empirically sound services to a wide range of children in diverse learning environments.

The School Psychology Program is a 69-hour non-terminal degree, leading to a Master of Arts degree in School Psychology, which meets the academic requirements for the Texas Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) credential. With this licensing, you can practice as a Specialist in School Psychology in K-12 public schools.

 


 

 

 

Admissions Requirements

 

Admission to the counseling psychology, forensic psychology or school psychology program is based on an evaluation by the program's admission committee of the following information.

 

  1.  A 1-2 page essay that states the applicant's reasons for applying to the program and the applicant's career goals.
  2. One Letter of Recommendation (including the Recommendation Form for Graduate Psychology Programs (http://www.uhv.edu/asa/pdf/Grad_Recommendation_Form.pdf) from a non-UHV, non-family source.
  3. Evidence of having completed undergraduate or graduate courses in statistics, research, and abnormal psychology. A particular course will be waived as a requirement if the student passes a comprehensive final or its equivalent for the designated course with a grade of C or better. The exam may be taken no more than once for a particular course.
  4. Graduate Admissions Index of 1400/980 or higher. For more information click here.  

 

 

 

 

 


For more information about UHV's School Psychology program, please contact Dr. Elise Hendricker, Program Director, at HendrickerE@uhv.edu.