UCO COVID-19 protocols remain in place for the spring 2021 semester. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage. View a list of UCO's virtual services.
Master of Arts in Psychology – School Psychology
The School Psychology program is a NASP accredited program leading to state and national certification as a specialist-level school psychologist. The program is designed to prepare school psychologists who work at the specialist level with children, youth and families to prevent and solve individual, school and family-related problems. School Psychology was ranked the #1 Best Social Service Job and #17 on the list of The 100 Best Jobs according to U.S. and World Report News. With a Median Salary of $67,760 and an Unemployment Rate of 0.2% the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an employment growth rate of 11.3 percent by 2022.
Courses You'll Take
Students have a variety of practice opportunities during the program including:
- Development and Implementation of Response to Intervention in local school districts
- Providing parent and staff training's
- Designing and conducting research
- Development and implementation of academic and behavioral intervention
- Consulting with teachers, administrators, parents, and related service providers
- Comprehensive assessment of learning and behavioral difficulties in children and adults
- Applied practice with a wide variety of treatment populations and client diversity
Embedded within the School Psychology Curriculum is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst course sequence. Students completing the program are then eligible to obtain board certification as a BCBA and pursue state licensure through OKDHD DDSD to provide behavior analysis services in Oklahoma. For more information regarding the BCBA course sequence please visit the BCBA Certification Sheet.
Learn more about the school psychology program and information on how to apply.
The majority of school psychologists work in K-12 public schools. School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students, consult with teachers, families and other school-employed mental health professionals to improve support strategies, work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services.