UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

School Psychology

School Psychology

School Psychology 03262012 kmh 8Interested in becoming a School Psychologist? 

  • Come visit us at our next Prospective Student Open House on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (6:00 to 7:30). The open house will be held on our main campus, in the Wyman Education Building  (#19 on this map; specific room TBD). Current program students and faculty members will be present to answer questions, discuss program details, and provide tours. Contact the program director, Dr. Scott Woitaszewski, or check back to this link for additional details.

Ready to apply?

What do school psychologists do? 

  • School Psychologists are best known for making data-based decisions, using culturally-responsive practices, and developing leadership skills to support the needs of children and youth in schools.
  • School psychologists work with teachers, school administrators, families and caregivers, and other mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a safe and supportive environment.
  • School psychologists understand what leads to successful learning. They help evaluate student and classroom needs and develop systematic interventions when needed.

For additional information about being a graduate student at UW-River Falls, see the Graduate Studies homepage.

 

Brooke

"The UW-River Falls program provided me the ability to work full-time while allowing me to fulfill a dream to work in education as a school Brookepsychologist. The comprehensive programming in the areas of a multidisciplinary approach to academic and mental health interventions, consultation and collaboration, cultural responsiveness, and assessment prepared me for the varying dynamics of the school psychology profession. Additionally, the support and encouragement offered by both the faculty and my cohort members were key in making me the professional I am today."

Employed by – Milwaukee Public Schools (WI)

Shaun

Shaun"I decided to join the UW-RF School Psychology Program because, after meeting with the faculty and staff, it was evident that I would not simply be joining a "program." Rather, I left with the feeling that I would be joining a cohesive-team of faculty that would be committed to supporting me in succeeding throughout my graduate studies. As a result of my decision, I am now working as a licensed school psychologist with the skills and knowledge that are required to implement culturally competent practices, data-based decision making and an amalgam of other vital roles."

Employed by – South Washington County School District (MN)


Marcie

Marcie Walker (correct)"The School Psychology program at UWRF taught me many skills required to fulfill my job duties as a school psychologist. I learned how to effectively evaluate student needs, collaborate with educators and parents, counsel students with various mental health issues and to enjoy this ever-changing, fast-paced, career."

Employed by - School District of Cadott Community Schools (WI)

Sally

 Dr. Sally Baas (correct)"The School Psychology Program at UWRF prepared me for the field of school psychology and helped me hone my leadership skills, guiding me to work cross-culturally, to create and direct the Hmong Culture and Language Program, and to serve in various state and national leadership roles including the Presidency of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)."

Employed by - Concordia University, St. Paul (MN), Professor 

Bobbi

Bobbi Schiller (correct) "As an alumna of the UWRF School Psychology Program, I am very happy with my choice for graduate school. The professors were supportive, knowledgeable, and responsive. There were multiple leadership and involvement opportunities locally, statewide, and nationally. I know the program's strong reputation was an advantage when applying for internships and post-graduation positions in both Wisconsin and Minnesota."

Employed by - Saint Paul Public Schools (MN)

Donald

Don Stovall"My experience discovering the UWRF School Psychology Program was similar to that of many. I made the short trip from St. Paul to River Falls to meet the faculty and discuss what a career in school psychology would offer. I was immediately impressed with the individualized attention I received, and enthused by the faculty's dedication and excitement for the profession. The program has a rich history of mentorship, collaboration, research, and a fundamental goal to help improve the lives of others. My decision to join the UW-River Falls program led to a career in education and psychology that matched my professional goals of working directly with children, adolescents, caregivers, and other professionals."

Employed by - Program Alumnus & Retired Professor Emeritus, UW-RF School Psychology Program 

Andrea

Andrea

 "The UW-River Falls School Psychology program gave me the skills required to be an effective school psychologist. The focus on assessment, cultural sensitivity, collaboration and consultation, counseling techniques, multi-tiered systems of support, and school intervention strategies fully prepared me for the obstacles many children, families and educational professionals face. I continue to value the strong relationships I established with former colleagues and professors during my time at UWRF; these relationships have allowed me to grow personally as well as professionally.  I am forever grateful for the opportunities that have been offered to me as a result of the quality education provided through the UWRF School Psychology program."

Employed by – River Falls Public Schools (WI)

Program Highlights

  • The main campus in River Falls is a short 30-minute drive from downtown St. Paul, MN. Some classes also offered in Hudson, WI.
  • Evening-based courses provide flexibility. Many students find the structure to be integral to their success, allowing time to maintain daytime employment.
  • Every student experiencs practical and diverse field-based experiences in urban, suburban and rural schools. 
  • Students and graduates benefit from a network of hundreds of alumni working in the region.
  • One-hundred percent of UWRF program interns have secured school psychology positions since 2002.
  • The UWRF School Psychology Program is fully accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • See the program's Complete Course Sequence Here
  • To learn more about school psychologists, click here.  

Contact Us

School Psychology
scott.woitaszewski@uwrf.edu
715-425-3883
227 Wyman Education Building
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