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The graduate program in school psychology is a three-year, 67-credit program that prepares students to practice school psychology in public schools. The program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists, permitting students to qualify for the National Certified School Psychologist license.
The school psychology program aims to:
All UW-Eau Claire graduates find employment upon completion of the program, many in school districts in which they complete their internships. Most graduates, by choice, remain in Wisconsin and Minnesota, but can also be found in many other states.
The school psychology program provides financial support for all school psychology students who desire it. The financial support includes:
The school psychology program is a three-year program. The MSE school psychology degree, the first 31 credits of graduate course work, provides academic background, introduction to research, professional seminars, and practice in diagnostic and intervention skills. The MSE degree is granted upon completion of all required course work and successful performance on the written comprehensive examination.
The remaining two years are devoted to the Educational Specialist degree. During the second year of the program students complete 36 credits, including course work in educational foundations and methods, and the thesis. The focus of this year is the two-semester practicum placement in the public schools and participation in interdisciplinary clinical practice at the HDC on campus. Completion of all required course work and successful defense of the thesis result in a recommendation for the initial five-year license in school psychology. Students also complete the National Association of School Psychologists Professional Examination.
The internship phase, consisting of six credits, is the capstone of the school psychology program. Students complete 1,200 hours of supervised professional practice as school psychologists.
Successful completion of the internship and the NASP Professional Examination qualifies the student for the National Certified School Psychologist license and the educational specialist degree.
To apply to the school psychology program, an applicant must submit the following documents by January 15 to be considered for the fall:
Send materials to:
Schofield Hall 111
Eau Claire WI 54702-4004
To apply for a graduate assistantship, fellowship, or the advanced Opportunity Program (AOP), please also complete the online Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship/AOP Application found in the Admissions section of the UWEC website. Applications completed by March 1 will receive priority consideration for assistantships, fellowships, and AOP grants; however, applications completed thereafter will continue to be considered on a rolling basis.
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