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School Psychology Program

Program Overview

For additional information, please contact:

Jenlyn Furey

Shannon Dowd-Eagle

Adams Library (122)
(401) 456-8023

About the Program

RIC's School Psychology Program is a 3-year, integrated, sequential program of study and supervised practice. The program prepares future school psychologists to provide a range of psychological and educational services with specialized focus on the developmental processes of children and youth within their schools, families, and other social systems. Instructional content is rooted in developing an awareness of and respect for the dignity and worth of all people.

The program emphasizes a reflective problem-solving approach to professional practice. The combined Master of Arts/Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (M.A./C.A.G.S.) plan of study is aligned with the standards for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), which is a constituent of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The program also satisfies credentialing requirements for the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)

Why School Psychology?

  • School Psychology is a Career that Makes a Difference in supporting students’ academic, behavioral, social, and emotional outcomes.

  • School Psychology was ranked #1 in Social Service Jobs of 2017 by the US News and World Report

  • The mean salary for School Psychologists in the US is $70,580 with an unemployment rate of only 1.2% (U.S. News and World Report, 2017)

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 20% rate of growth for School Psychologists between 2014 and 2024

  • High demand for bilingual School Psychologists

  • Profession committed to increasing diversity

  • For general information about the field of School Psychology please visit the NASP website

Why School Psychology at RIC?

  • Nationally Recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

  • "Approved with Distinction" by the Rhode Island Department of Education in 2016​

  • Supportive program faculty, dedicated to promoting best practices in schools

  • Outstanding school-based supervisors and high-quality training experiences

  • Collaborative learning environment within cohorts of 10-14 students

  • Exceptionally high employment rate post-graduation

  • Emphasis on school psychologists as school leaders

For a comprehensive description of the RIC School Psychology Program, please download the School Psychology handbook and School Psychology Program brochure below.

Download the School Psychology handbook

Download School Psychology Program brochure


Page last updated: October 29, 2020