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 has been fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) since 1999. 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 in clinical child and school psychology at SIUE. Admission to the specialist degree program is separate from admission to the master's program.
The program has a number of unique strengths that allow it to stand out as a premier program in the nation, which include:
Due to a national shortage of school psychologists, job prospects are excellent for students who complete the school specialist degree.
After consulting with your graduate advisor or the program director, please visit our Application Information page for admission requirements and procedures.