Career Outlook

Your Future with a MA/CAGS in School Psychology

Rebecca DiEoreo“WJC prepared me well for my role as a school psychologist at the high school level [supporting] students with emotional and learning disabilities. WJC equipped me well to provide counseling and conduct assessments with confidence. I value my time in the program and would recommend it to anyone interested in the field.”

Rebecca DiEoreo, School Psychologist at Wachusett Regional High School, School Psychology MA/CAGS

As a graduate of the School Psychology MA/CAGS program, you will be prepared to work as a school psychologist. School psychology is a challenging and rewarding profession for which there continues to be high demand; there is particular need for school psychologists who are culturally and linguistically diverse. 

Program graduates are fully qualified for certification or licensure as school psychologists in Massachusetts and in many other states. After working as a school psychologist for two years and meeting other requirements, graduates can apply for Massachusetts licensure as an educational psychologist and practice privately. (Credentialing requirements for private practice vary from state to state.)

What is the Role of a School Psychologist?

School psychologists apply advanced expertise in education, human development, and personal-social relationships to promote the healthy development of children in educational settings, and to foster the effective functioning of families, schools, and communities. This involves a wide repertoire of skills and strategies, including:

  • Assessment of, and educational planning for, students with special needs
  • Consultation with teachers and other school personnel
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Collaboration with parents and community providers

Our Alumni can be found working in these school settings below.

This is a sampling of employers.

  • Allay Psychological Associates
  • Amesbury Public Schools
  • Barrington Public Schools
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Chelsea Public Schools
  • NYC Department of Education
  • Shrewsbury Public Schools
  • South Shore Charter Public School
  • Walpole Public Schools
  • Wakefield Public Schools
  • Woburn Public Schools

 

Are you ready to pursue a career as a school psychologist?

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