Date: August 4, 2005
The Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology is pleased to announce a 50% tuition reduction for first-year students who apply to the EdS in School Psychology program. Training in School Psychology offers an amazing opportunity for a student with a bachelor’s degree in psychology to advance in this growing field. According to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), “Demand for school psychologists is exceptionally strong and on the rise. As life has become more stressful, schools and communities have come under increasing pressure to provide mental health and instructional support for children and youth.”
School psychologists perform consultations involving the families and school personnel regarding the total learning environment of students. They assess students’ academic skills and aptitudes, social/emotional development, mental health, and eligibility for special services. School psychologists research and evaluate to develop effective programs and strategies. They promote human diversity. School psychologists work within a school system to help students have the opportunity to learn and achieve their fullest potential. Dr. Rudi Bailey, department chair, adds, “There is a school psychologist shortage in all of the 50 states. We are offering first-year students this 50% tuition reduction as an incentive to fill those available positions. The majority of the department’s school psychology students are employed after graduation. There are still a few scholarships remaining."
If you are interested in this field of study, please contact the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at 269-471-3473.