About our Program
Worcester State University's School Psychology Program is a graduate program within the Department of Education. The program, which reflects an ecologically oriented scientist-practitioner training model, prepares students to engage in professional School Psychology practices that reflect sensitivity to diversity and context of multi-systems in which they live. Graduates are prepared to be thoughtful and responsive professionals, committed to meeting the needs of those served in diverse environments. Students are grounded in the values of social and educational equality, sensitivity and empathy for others. The ecological framework focuses on prevention, as well as treatment.
The School Psychology program adheres to the principle that professional training requires graduate student immersion in supervised, pre-professional performance-based activities that include the acquisition of knowledge, the application of emergent competency skills through service delivery and involvement in valid and meaningful research thus contributing to the professional knowledge base of School Psychology practices.
Collaboration is a cornerstone activity when working as part of a team in delivering services. The Department of Education has a rich history and current practice of collaborative efforts with a variety of departments of the college as well as surrounding school districts. The School Psychology program endeavors to provide opportunities to increase the graduate student’s understanding of such resources in related disciplines and develop appropriately professional collaborative skills on behalf of children, their families and school systems.
The School Psychology program offers a graduate program majoring in School Psychology that leads to the awarding of a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study upon successful completion of all requirements.