MA/CAGS in School Psychology
Provide Counseling and Assessment Services in School Settings. Children and Adolescents Need You.
Do you have a talent and passion for working with children and adolescents? In school psychology you can serve educational communities to effect positive change within school systems and make a difference in the lives of students, parents, and teachers. There is unprecedented demand for highly skilled, confident, and culturally responsive leaders in school-based mental health. Our program will uniquely prepare you to meet this need, starting you in the field right away working with students who are at risk for adjustment problems or experiencing mental health problems. School psychology is a challenging and rewarding specialty that could be the perfect fit for you.
“I really valued how William James was all about psychology. You’re working and learning beside professional psychologists, many of whom are working currently in the field.”
Rose Turner, MA/CAGS in School Psychology
Our Philosophy, Your Experience
We believe that the best learning comes from integrating classroom knowledge with hands-on experience. Your education is enriched by a curriculum that combines an understanding of theory, training, and practice, and we emphasize the development of professionals, like you, who are committed to the ethical provisions of quality services to culturally diverse clients, agencies, and organizations.
"While working as an Educational Assistant in a primarily special education high school, I was exposed to several disorders such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorder, and so many more. Having the opportunity to work with these children really solidified the fact that School Psychology was the career path I wanted to pursue.
When applying to graduate programs, William James College immediately stuck out. I loved how the school was smaller, focused on mental health professions, and placed first-year students in the school setting right away. Being able to take what we learn in the first few weeks of classes and apply it in a school setting the next day was one of the many reasons I chose William James."
Ava Gabriele, MA/CAGS in School Psychology
See Yourself at William James
At William James, you'll gain exceptional training in a supportive, student-centered learning environment, with instruction and guidance provided by leading practitioners in the field. Throughout your studies, you'll experience our integrative philosophy of training and education, with application of classroom instruction in structured field experiences. Underlying this approach to professional training, is a sustained focus on your personal and professional development, with an orientation towards community service, and respect for those you'll serve.
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Around Campus, in the Community, in the News—William James College Community Members are Leading the Conversation
MA/CAGS Student Louise Baptista Receives Mass. School Psychologists Association Diversity Scholarship
School Psychology student Louise Baptista was awarded the Ena Vazquez-Nutall Diversity Scholarship for Graduate Training in School Psychology.Read more
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.Read More
Veterans Bring Experiences to—and Find Support in—Military Programs on Campus
Thirty percent of active duty and reserve military personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan experienced a subsequent mental health condition. Unfortunately, only half of those afflicted receive the necessary treatment.Read More