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School Psychology Program

Welcome to the School Psychology Program at Texas State University

Thank you for your interest in our school psychology program at Texas State!

It is with great pride that we continue our 45+ year history of preparing students who will go on to enhance the social, academic, and emotional competencies of children and adolescents in educational settings across Texas, throughout the US, and around the world. Our faculty and students are committed to equity and social justice and endorse the Trainers of School Psychologists Call for Action for Anti-Racism in School Psychology located here.

Our program has been granted full approval from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) for the period of August 1, 2022 through August 1, 2027.

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Why choose our program at Texas State University?

  • We are student-centered and invested in your success; we care about you, we're approachable, and we build a personal mentoring relationship with you.
  • We have an on-campus clinic for training our students in assessment for autism, learning disabilities, and other conditions.
  • We offer practical hands-on training  - three semester-long practicum experiences and a two semester-long internship experience.
  • We offer you student-faculty research collaboration opportunities, and we promote your attendance and presentations at conferences.
  • All of our faculty have experience working as school psychologists in K-12 school settings.
  • Our program is one of the oldest. This means we know what we are doing! As we say in Texas, “This is not our first rodeo!
  • Our program is the largest in the state. This speaks to the quality of our program and our program's amazing reputation! Don't be fooled however; just because we are the largest, it doesn't mean we don't care. Just like the TXSTATE campus is the "largest small-feeling campus in Texas, “We are the largest, small-feeling school psychology program in Texas!
  • Our graduates are employed in school districts throughout the state, across the country, and throughout the world.
  • Our program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists, which simplifies the process of credentialing for graduates of the program.
  • Our current and former students routinely serve as representatives and advocates at the state and national level.

Student Loan Repayment

As of 9/1/2023, School psychologists in Texas who meet eligibility requirements can receive a $40,000 student loan repayment award through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Mental Health Professionals Loan Repayment Program. For information on eligibility and applying see the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 

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The School Psychology program at Texas State gave me the tools I needed to enter the field with independence and confidence. The wide variety of courses coupled with the many opportunities to gain field experience make this program incredibly unique. I cannot thank the faculty and staff enough for the individualized opportunities I was provided to increase my knowledge and skills. This program is truly a one-of-a-kind experience” --K.T.

TASP Outstanding Graduate Student

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Ariel Dennis Fall 2021-Spring 2024

Congratulations to Ariel Dennis, who has been selected as a 2023 Outstanding Graduate Student by the Texas Association of School Psychologists (TASP). Ariel is one of a few students chosen to participate in a grant-funded PAIR-IT (Partnering Assessment and Intervention Responsiveness in Interdisciplinary Teams) scholar program and has contributed to faculty research. She is currently completing her internship in Lake Travis ISD.

U. S. Fulbright Research Award

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Christopher Le, S.S.P. - 2019-2022

Meet Christopher Le, S.S.P.

Chris entered our program in fall 2019 and graduated on time in May 2022. During his internship year he applied for a 10-month-long 2023 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Research Grant . In 2023, Chris was awarded this prestigious grant to collect data on his research project “‘A Changing Vietnam: Vietnamese Youth Coping with Intergenerational Conflict”. 

During his 10-month Fulbright experience, Chris lived in Vietnam where he conducted bilingual behavioral research on inter-generational conflict within contemporary Vietnamese families living in Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Mihn city. During this time, Chris was affiliated with the Vietnam National University - University of Social Sciences and Humanities, located in Hanoi. 


For more information on Fulbright:

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Graduate College

You can find out more about our program, including how to apply, by clicking on the buttons below.

Contact Information:

Administrative Assistant: Camila Saldivar

Department Email:

Location: Education 4032

Phone: 512-245-3083

Interim Program Coordinator:

Dr. Sue Hall


Interested in learning more about what school psychologists do? The school psychologist role is explained on the NASP website.

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Partnering Assessment and Intervention Responsiveness in Interdisciplinary Teams

(PAIR-IT) was a Personnel Preparation grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Benefits for scholars accepted into this program included fully funded tuition, a faculty mentor, opportunities for conference travel, and interdisciplinary coursework, field, and internship experiences.