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Teacher counseling group. Photo taken pre-COVID.

School Psychology, M.S. & Psy.S.

School psychologists are mental health providers who collaborate with school professionals to improve academic and behavior outcomes. The graduate program in school psychology offers extensive training in the assessment, prevention, and intervention of academic, social, and mental health problems that affect a wide range of youth in school settings.

Real-World Experience

The program is connected to state projects, field experiences, and national standards in which students participate in meaningful, high-quality experiences.

National Job Growth

National job opportunities in the school counseling field are expected to grow 6% by 2025.

Alumni Employment

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

The full-time program spans three years and includes extensive coursework and practicum experiences. Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for licensure as a school psychologist. Every student is automatically admitted to the Applied Behavior Analysis certificate program. The program requires a minimum of 68 credit hours including an internship. Students complete coursework and 600 practicum hours in school and clinical settings during the first two years of the program followed by a 1,200-hour internship in a school setting during the third year.

Why Study School Psychology at Grand Valley?

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