School Psychology

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School Psychology emphasizes collaboration, culturally-responsive practice, leadership development and data-based decision making. School psychologists work with teachers, school administrators, parents, and other mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. School psychologists understand school systems, effective teaching and successful learning. They help evaluate student and classroom needs and develop systematic interventions when needed.

Fully accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), our program ensures graduates have strong skills in data-based decision making, school interventions, consultation, collaborative problem solving and culturally-responsive services. To learn more about school psychologists, click here.

Program Highlights 

  • Attend classes in two convenient locations — the main campus in River Falls (30 minutes from St. Paul) and at the Hudson Center (20 minutes from St. Paul).
  • We offer convenient, evening-based courses for students. Classes typically begin at 4 p.m. or later and are often completed in four years. Many students find the structure to be integral to their success, allowing them to maintain daytime employment and/or time for other obligations as needed.
  • Graduates have numerous career opportunities locally, regionally and nationally. One-hundred percent of UWRF program interns have secured positions since 2002.



News and Events

  • The next department Open House for prospective students will be held during Spring 2016 in the Wyman Education Building, date and time TBD. Parking is available nearby in Pay lot 2 (adjacent to Lot F) or Pay lot 1 (adjacent to Lot Q). See the campus map for details. The open house will include opportunities to interact with current students, faculty members, and tour program facilities. Prospective applicants are highly encouraged to attend. For additional details, contact Mark Gillen, department chair.
  • Online open houses may also occur, during which a window of time will be announced and interested students may email Dr. Gillen with questions. He will respond immediately! Look out for specific details.


Contact Us

School Psychology
227 Wyman Education Building