School Psychology

The University of Alabama School Psychology Program is designed to provide exemplary graduate training in research and in the application of practice related to the learning, development, and mental health of children and youth, and their families. The doctoral degree in school psychology prepares students for direct school-based practice and for careers as faculty members, researchers, and practitioners. The doctoral degree program in school psychology focuses on the provision of school psychology services that are based on a strong foundation of research. The school psychology doctoral degree program includes an integrated and sequential program of study with comprehensive coursework and supervised field experiences. Candidates participate in courses and seminars in assessment and data collection, interventions and decision making, prevention and consultation, professional school psychology, sociocultural foundations, psychological foundations, human development, educational foundations, statistics and research, and other areas. Candidates are required to participate in extensive practicum, internship, and research experiences.

The doctoral program is an on-campus option only; there is no distance learning option. The doctoral School Psychology Program holds full approval status from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and national recognition by CAEP.