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Philosophy & Goals

School Psychology (MA/CAGS) Program

Philosophy and Goals

The MSPP School Psychology Program prepares future practitioners to develop proficiency in a comprehensive range of essential skills and professional behaviors that promote healthy development and reduce barriers to learning, and to confidently practice a comprehensive model of school psychology. Program goals and objectives are as follows:

  1. Trainees learn essential knowledge and skills that impact lifelong psychoeducational outcomes, broadly defined—including academic competence, personal-social well-being, success in the workplace, and healthy development.
  2. Trainees develop proficiency in the skills introduced in coursework through supervised practice in the field.
  3. Trainees work effectively and respectfully with diverse types of students and families, school personnel, other professionals, and members of the community.
  4. Trainees develop the skills and inclination to assume leadership roles in the field.
  5. Trainees, graduates, and the local professional community are supported as they engage in school and community improvement and lifelong professional development.  

Updated 11/4/11

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