Masters in School Psychology

Masters in School Psychology
State
Texas
Academic Level
Graduate
Issue Area
Academic Program
Program Focus
Discipline/Subject

Overview

The Masters in School Psychology Program supports Latino graduate students to effectively serve the growing number of Latino students in U.S. public schools. The program’s goal is to increase the increase the number of Latino school psychologists in the U.S.

Program Description

Established in 2010, The Masters in School Psychology was designed to meet the curricular and practical training requirements for state and national licensure in school psychology. Nationally, Latinos are underrepresented in the area of school psychology.

The Masters in School Psychology offers participants an intensive three-year, 66-hour program that requires students to complete 300-hours of school-based practicum experience completed under the supervision of licensed university faculty and site personnel. In their third year, students complete a full-time internship (1,200 hours) in a school setting. The program also offers students a graduate certificate in bilingual assessment, which provides specialized training and experience for professional assessment and evaluation in Spanish.

Culturally responsive practices are infused into the program curriculum including: a service learning requirement encouraging students to work with high-risk, culturally, linguistically diverse schools and use culturally responsive practices; multicultural assessment and intervention learning dedicated to mastering skills necessary to work with diverse populations; and social-emotional assessment learning including the use of evaluation tools and measures with diverse populations.

Outcome

  • Increased enrollment:  In year 2018-2019, 51% of new program participants enrolled were Latino. In year 2017-2018, 58% of new program participants enrolled were Latino.
  • Increased graduation: In 2018-2019, 60% of program graduates were Latino. In 2017-2018, 57% of program graduates were Latino.
  • 100% student internship placement: 100% of students have obtained internships. Moreover, approximately 95% of students obtain paid internships.
  • 100% state licensing exam pass rate: Student performance on the state licensing exam for psychology is 100%.