School Psychology Specialist Program

Why Study School Psychology at TWU?

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TWU's specialist in school psychology program has received full approval (national recognition) by the National Association of School Psychologists through December 31, 2020. 

Licensed specialists in school psychology (LSSPs) are part of transdisciplinary teams that help students succeed in school settings. As an LSSP, you will coordinate with teachers, family members, school personnel and other professionals to create optimal environments where students can flourish. At TWU, you will receive specialized training in understanding the cognitive, social-emotional and behavioral development of children and youth, in order to assess and treat learning difficulties.

Texas Woman's University was the first public institution in Texas to be granted the authority to award a specialist degree in any discipline. Our LSSP degree is a graduate degree that lies half-way between a the master's and doctoral degree in school psychology. Our LSSP program also provides excellent preparation for those wishing to pursue doctoral training in school psychology.

Learn more about the differences between the specialist, master's and doctoral school psychology programs.

Program Details

Career Outlook

School psychologist was rated the second best social services job by U.S. News in 2016. Learn more about career opportunities available to those with a degree in school psychology.

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Please contact Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D., director of the specialist in school psychology program.
Office: CFO 811 | Phone: 940-898-2315 | Fax: 940-898-2301 | 

Page last updated 4:23 PM, December 19, 2016