Western Kentucky University

Department of Psychology

Specialist in Education: School Psychology

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On internship with supervisor.
A School Psychology student works with a child.
Internship meeting.
Students and Dr. Myers present at the National Association of School Psychologists
School graduate students on internship meet with school personnel.
School Psychology graduate students "bond" on the steps.
The School Psychology Graduate Students
School Psychology Awareness Week Bake Sale 2013
School Psychology Awareness Week Bake Sale 2013
Dr. Elizabeth Jones and school psychology student Sean Reeder present a poster at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
School Psychology faculty and student "network" with famous names at the NASP conference in Washington.
School psychology student Sean Reeder explains his research to an attendee at NASP.
School psychology students at the NASP conference
Clinical and school faculty meet with community groups to explore additional graduate options.
Lauren Martin is a graduate of our School Psychology Ed.S. program and is currently employed as a school psychologist for the Warren County Schools. Lauren defended her dissertation March 27, 2014.

Why Attend WKU?

"I feel confident that I will get the skills I need to become successful." -- program graduate student

  • The School Psychology program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.
  • The school psychology faculty have years of experience working as school psychologists in school settings prior to coming to Western.
  • Students receive individual attention from their professors.
  • Students are encouraged to attend state and national professional conferences. Some financial support for attending national conferences has also been available to graduate students.
  • Our graduate students and graduates of the program typically display a high level of professional involvement in the field of school psychology. This includes leadership at the local school district level, involvement with the state School Psychology Association, and presentation of research at national conferences.
  • There is a high demand for our program's graduates with excellent starting salaries.
  • School-based practicum experiences and placements exist in conjunction with course work to ensure skills learned in class will be applied in representative settings.
  • Since 1995, 100% of our students have passed the National Praxis School Psychology certification exam.
 Last Modified 4/24/14