UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

school psychology 

Graduate Programs

School Psychology

School Psychology Degree Options

Master of Science in Education

Educational Specialist

Who Should Enroll

This program is for individuals who want to become outstanding licensed school psychologists providing the following services in schools or mental health settings:

  • Academic, behavioral, and mental health interventions
  • Consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, and other professionals
  • Assessment of individual student and school- wide challenges
  • Culturally competent school-based practices
  •  Research and Program evaluation

Key Features

Students are encouraged to engage in reflective practice utilizing a problem-solving approach from a child advocacy perspective, to engage in preventive as well as remedial practices, and to work with a broad cross-section of the student population, including students with special needs and general education students.

  • The program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the National Association of School Psychologists
  • Graduates are eligible for certification in many states, including Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for listing in the National School Psychology Certification System.
  • To accommodate a variety of students, including working adults, all courses are evening based (4:00 start time or later)
  • Three years of coursework and practicum field work are followed by a 1200 hour internship (commonly fully paid at the rate of a first year school psychologist)

Additional Admission Requirements

Click here for a list of additional admission requirements.

Completed applications for graduate study must be received by January 15th each year. Communication of application decisions is usually completed by February 15th. Enrollment begins the following fall term.

For More Information

Scott Woitaszewski, Program Coordinator
Department of Counseling and School Psychology
(715) 425-3889
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