The mission of the FIU School Psychology Program is to prepare school psychologists to deliver comprehensive school psychological services within an urban, multicultural setting for the purpose of promoting children’s educational and psychological development. The program aims to produce graduates who are sensitive to individual, cultural, and linguistic differences and who value and protect the interests and welfare of those they serve. Students are trained in various competencies including:
- Assessment and Data-based Decision Making (e.g., behavioral, academic, social-emotional)
- Prevention and Intervention (e.g., crisis intervention, counseling, behavioral intervention plans)
- Consultation and Collaboration (e.g., home-school collaboration, behavioral consultation)
The program requires a minimum of 70 semester hours. Graduates receive
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- Public or Private School Psychologist
- University School Psychologist
- School Psychologist
- Private Clinic or Community Center Psychology
According to US News & World Report, School Psychologist is ranked #2 best Social Services profession in 2018.