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Specialist in School Psychology


The LSU Shreveport Specialist in School Psychology Program is fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.   Graduates of the S.S.P Program qualify for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential offering reciprocal certification across 31 states including Louisiana.

Graduates typically work in public school systems where they apply data-based decision making and problem-solving, consultation, psychological evaluation, and research skills to prevent or remediate academic, behavioral, and mental health problems.

The program is a full-time, three-year, 72-hour course of academic study, including practicum experiences, and internship. During the first year, candidates develop content knowledge and applied foundations. During the second year, the program augments classroom training with closely supervised field experiences. During the final year, candidates complete a full-time (1,200 hours) internship in an approved setting.

A Model Program of Study detailing the expected sequence of coursework is available in the Student Handbook.