School Psychology Department

Department Overview

Make a Difference in the Lives of Others

The William James College School Psychology department combines innovative classroom instruction, supervised field experiences, and supportive faculty advising. In our school psychology or applied behavior analysis programs, you will grow as a professional and as a person. Our student-centered learning environment will prepare you to work in a variety of settings including public and private schools, community mental health centers, childcare and early learning organizations, or other healthcare and educational facilities.  

Our School Psychology Specialist program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Our ABA program is designed to meet the national certification requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Successfully passing the BACB’s certification exam is required for licensure in many states, including Massachusetts.

What does a school psychologist do?

School Psychology MA/CAGS Program Receives Full Reaccreditation From NASP

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has granted full reaccreditation to our program in school psychology for seven years, the maximum length offered.

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Scholarship Opportunity for New Students

The Serving the Mental Health Needs of the Underserved Scholarship covers 2/3 of tuition costs. These scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated a history of, or professional interest in, working with underserved populations. Learn about application and eligibility requirements.

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