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Our school psychology program leads to a specialist in education degree as well as licensure as a professional school psychologist. A master’s degree is also earned during the course of study. This combined program offers training in assessment, intervention, consultation, mental health counseling and research methodology.

It includes two years of full-time study on campus, plus one full-time school year as an intern in a cooperating school district. Eighty two semester hours are required.

Miami's program is NASP/CAEP accredited and offers outstanding preparation for school psychologist careers:

  • involves continuous clinical contact with children and youth
  • is accredited at both state and national levels
  • leads to licensure as a school psychologist

Career and Salary Opportunities

The outlook for school psychologists is quite promising. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. will add 23,800 new school psychology jobs between 2018 and 2028. "School Psychologist" ranked #2 in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Social Services Jobs for 2020." Please visit the NASP site to gather more workforce and salary information.

Faculty Spotlight

A Pivotal Time for School Psychologists - with Amity Noltemeyer

It’s a pretty pivotal time for school psychologists today. Especially as we continue to hear about the debates between parents and teachers and administrators and politicians, all about how to best ensure the safety and productivity of schools. Guns and violence, certainly, have been big topics in the news recently. But there are also many other more day-to-day concerns that students and schools must also manage.

So in this podcast episode, we talk about the critical role that school psychologists play. How they help schools address some of their more serious concerns, and even about some of the ways we can all help students live emotionally healthy and more productive lives.