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Do you want to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally? Do you want to be part of a profession that collaborates with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students? Consider becoming a school psychologist!

Miami University offers outstanding preparation for school psychologists. Our graduate program:

  • involves continuous clinical contact with children and youth
  • is accredited at both state and national levels
  • leads to licensure as a school psychologist

Did You Know

Over the past 50 years, more than 445 graduates have successfully acquired positions as school psychologists in Ohio and throughout the nation. Many of our graduates receive multiple job offers, and 100 percent of them are successfully employed in the field.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will apply varied methods of assessment for identifying strengths and needs, developing effective services and programs, and measuring progress and outcomes.
  • Students will provide direct and indirect intervention services to support student social-emotional and academic functioning.
  • Students will demonstrate core foundational knowledge in research, program evaluation, and legal, ethical and professional practice.
  • Students will use principles and research related to diversity factors for children, families, and schools, and evidence-based strategies to enhance services.
  • Students will apply varied methods of consultation and collaboration applicable to individuals, families, groups, and systems.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of school and system structures and preventive and responsive services.

Career and Salary Opportunities

The outlook for school psychologists is quite promising. According to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), it’s believed that the majority of current school psychologists will be retiring within the next 10 years. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked "School Psychologist" #1 among "Best Social Services Jobs." Visit the NASP site to gather more workforce and salary information.

Faculty Spotlight

A Pivotal Time for School Psychologists - with Amity Noltemeyer

It’s a pretty pivotal time for school psychologists today. Especially as we continue to hear about the debates between parents and teachers and administrators and politicians, all about how to best ensure the safety and productivity of schools. Guns and violence, certainly, have been big topics in the news recently. But there are also many other more day-to-day concerns that students and schools must also manage.

So in this podcast episode, we talk about the critical role that school psychologists play. How they help schools address some of their more serious concerns, and even about some of the ways we can all help students live emotionally healthy and more productive lives.