School Psychology is one of the top careers in the field of psychology. This is because of the nature of the work (you get to help kids!), a generous starting salary ($63,000 on average in the US), and time off in the summer. In fact, there is currently a national shortage of school psychologists, so finding a rewarding position where you want to live is not difficult.
Enrolling in the Master’s program in Clinical Child and School Psychology at SIUE is the first step to becoming a licensed school psychologist in Illinois. Once students complete this degree, they move on to the Specialist program, and then complete a paid internship in a school district. Altogether, these two degrees and internship can be attained in just three years. For more information on the program at SIUE and its many unique strengths, visit: www.siue.edu/clinicalchild. To see a short video and learn more about the program, see https://youtu.be/EA4RqQInofc. For more information on how to apply to our program, see http://www.siue.edu/education/psychology/graduate/apinfo.shtml.
Finally, we understand that students are concerned about going into debt. Because of that, we have a variety of grants and other sources that allow us to fund most, if not all, of our 1st year students. This funding comes with a monthly stipend and a full tuition waiver.
If you have questions regarding our program or the application process, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.