Master of Arts in Education/Educational Specialist
Looking to help students succeed in the classroom socially, behaviorally and emotionally? Turn to the School Psychology Program.
We strive to train practitioners who will become leaders in the practice of school psychology and advocates for all children and families by effectively linking multi-method assessment to evidence-based interventions. This program prepares you to serve as a professional, ethical practitioner who:
- Understands social, political and policy contexts
- Applies best practices derived from research and theory
- Commits to continuous professional growth and critical examination of both practice and literature
Application deadline: December 15, 2023
For more than 15+ years, meeting a continual statewide need
Hours of Practicum
Working under the guidance of a working school psychologist
The best school psychology program in Iowa with distinguished accreditation
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Nicki Skaar, Ph.D.
School Psychology Program Coordinator
Dr. Stephanie Schmitz
"My hope is that students not only gain knowledge, develop an understanding of course content and have opportunities to learn how to apply their knowledge in working with students, educators and families; but also that they develop (or expand upon) a passion for working with students and helping them to succeed in the classroom, school, community and beyond."
Grow Your Own
A new, primarily online "Grow Your Own" school psychology degree option offered in partnership with the Central Rivers, Northwest and Great Prairie AEAs gives you the opportunity to help address needs in rural Iowa school districts.
Accepted students receive grant-funded reduced tuition and coverage for books, state and national association fees, national certification and initial Iowa licensing. The program is open to master's level practicing education professionals who, upon completion, can commit to three years serving one of the participating AEAs. New cohort begins June 24.