Two possible certifications
Graduates are eligible to apply for certification as a School Psychologist–Specialist (093) through the Maine DOE and as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) through the National Association of School Psychologists.
We integrate coursework, field experiences, and applied research opportunities to ensure graduates meet the practice competencies established by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
Engaged and dedicated faculty
All faculty are credentialed school psychologists, and many are dually credentialed as Board Certified Behavior Analysts® (BCBAs®). All students receive individualized mentoring from full-time faculty.
Gain hands-on experience through two practicums and an internship in your current PK-12 district. Complete a broad range of psychological services for school psychology practice, plus train in assessment, intervention, and consultation for entry-level professional practice.
Maine School Psychology CAREs project scholar
During your studies, you can apply to participate in a grant-funded project offering full tuition support and specialized training in culturally responsive rural school psychology practice. Selected participants will complete fieldwork and commit to employment in a rural, high-needs school in Maine.
A supportive & collaborative culture
You’ll work one-on-one with a faculty advisor who assists with developing an individualized plan of study and provides mentorship. Faculty also facilitate practicum and internship field-placements that meet your unique professional development needs.
Graduate student support
Our Office of Graduate Studies connects you with opportunities for professional development, scholarships, and graduate assistantships. They also foster our graduate student community through Peer Mentorship and the Graduate Student Board.
There are significant shortages of school psychologists in Maine and across the country. 100% of our program graduates are employed in the field, primarily in PK-12 schools.
Scholarships offer financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. We encourage students in graduate degree programs to apply for scholarship opportunities.
Blended program option
Our low-residency cohort begins Fall 2024 and requires support from your current district. If you are looking for another option, consider our blended program which offers a mix of online and in-person courses.
Admission information: MS in Educational Psychology — School Psychology Concentration (Low-residency)
The information below is for our one-time low-residency program. Support from your school district is required. See admission information for our traditional blended mode of study.
|Application deadline||Fall 2024 term start|
|Recommended*||December 1, 2023|
|Final||February 1, 2024|