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School Psychology Program Highlighted in the Graduate School Newsletter

“School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community” (NASP, 2016).

The School Psychology program at Loyola University Chicago is composed of three, separate graduate degree programs: the Educational Specialist (EdS), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and Doctor of Education (EdD) degree programs. Housing approximately 120 graduate students across the three programs, each program is grounded in the principles of social justice, framed around a scientist-practitioner model of training, and designed to prepare candidates for careers in school psychology. However, the focus of each degree program differs slightly. ... (Read the rest of the article)