Students who complete this program (after completing the clinical child and school psychology master's degree at SIUE) are eligible for licensure as school psychologists in Illinois.
The specialist degree in school psychology provides advanced academic and professional training for students pursuing a career in school psychology. The program leads to licensure as a school psychologist in the State of Illinois and is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The course work, practica, and internship experiences have been designed to meet or exceed state and national professional standards for specialist degree programs in school psychology. This program is an extension of the existing master’s degree in psychology with a specialization in clinical child and school psychology.
The specialist degree program is designed for students who have just completed the master’s degree inclinical child and school psychology at SIUE. Admission to the specialist degree program is separate from admission to the master's program.
The job prospects for students who complete the specialist degree in school psychology are excellent due to a nationwide shortage of school psychologists.