Exceptional Program, Rewarding Career. As a graduate with a Master of Arts in School Psychology, you will be well-prepared for the responsibilities and duties of a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) working in public school settings, helping children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.
Demand for school psychologists is exceptionally strong and on the rise. Schools are under increasing pressure to provide mental health and academic support for children and youth to enable them to meet the challenges of modern life.
Graduates of the program are well-prepared for the responsibilities and duties of a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) working in public school settings, helping children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. An important role of a LSSP is collaborating with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.
Trinity University's Master of Arts in School Psychology is a NASP approved, three-year, 60 semester hour graduate program that includes a yearlong internship. Students learn in a variety of formats that include classroom instruction, group projects and presentations, and hands-on application of skills in school settings.
As a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology you can play a vital role in helping to unlock children's potential for a lifetime of success.
The MA in School Psychology program at Trinity provides coursework and practical training for individuals who wish to pursue licensure and/or certification as a school psychologist. In Texas, the credential for the practice of school psychology is the Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP), which is granted by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP). Licensure applicants for the LSSP must pass a criminal background check as described on the TSBEP website. https://www.tsbep.texas.gov/how-to-become-licensed
Applicants who have a criminal conviction should inquiry with the TSBEP if the conviction would prohibit the granting of the LSSP. A Criminal History Evaluation Letter may be obtained by following the process described at https://www.tsbep.texas.gov/files/forms/Application%20for%20Criminal%20History%20Evaluation%20Letter%202017June.pdf