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Who Are School Psychologists?
School psychologists are individuals that have a positive impact on the academic, social/behavioral, and mental health competence of all children and their families. They work proactively with others in schools and the community in the identification and remediation of social/behavioral and educational problems. School psychologists work with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students. School psychologists are individuals who make a difference in children's lives.
School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education. They can be trusted to help with personal and family situations that interfere with academic functioning. School psychologists help to prevent student behavioral and academic difficulties through systemic early assessments and interventions. School psychologists are also individuals who recognize that changes in the school environment and at home can improve the quality of life for children and their families.
This is an exciting time for school psychologists, and the University of Montana is a great place to be! We are very proud of our program and the opportunities that our students are provided.
One of the reasons why it is an exciting time for school psychologists is the abundant employment opportunities. US News and World Report named School Psychology as one of the top 50 "best careers" in 2011. There is an increasing demand for school psychologists, and job opportunities are predicted to develop at a higher than average rate in the foreseeable future. School psychologists with an Ed.S. degree typically work at public or private schools. School psychologists with a Ph.D. can work in schools, pediatric clinics or hospitals, or public agencies. Additionally, there are many faculty positions open at universities nationwide for Ph.D. level School Psychologists.
School psychology is evolving into a dynamic field, which is becoming increasingly more prevention-focused and proactive. We are experiencing fairly substantial paradigm shifts in service delivery models and the University of Montana instructs its students in the most research and practice.
The School Psychology Faculty are currently preparing a "self-study" of the PhD program in advance of applying for accreditation from the American Psychological Association. Our Education Specialist program in School Psychology is currently accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation is located at the following address:
APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
School Psychology a Career that Makes a Difference: NASP PowerPoint
School Psychology at The University of Montana
The University of Montana School Psychology Brochure
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