School Psychology

Growing up isn't always easy.

Graduates of the School Psychology Program at William & Mary have the skills to work in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, mental health agencies, and hospitals. Graduates are competent in providing consultative, diagnostic, intervention, and research services, and they have the capabilities to succeed in the varied aspects of the profession. The employment rate for graduates of our School Psychology program is over 95%.

Our program prides itself on the comprehensive training of its students. Classes are small and often have a practicum requirement in order to focus on application of skills. The course of study is consistent with best practices and provides students with the knowledge and skills to function competently in the field. Furthermore, many classes are multidisciplinary and taken with students from the counseling and special education programs. This fosters a healthy relationship among the disciplines at a preservice level.


School Psychology at William & Mary is an innovative three-year program in which students begin working within schools during their first semester. Students build close, collaborative relationships with faculty members and with a group of highly-skilled clinical faculty members who work as school psychologists in area school divisions as they tackle real-world issues. At W&M, school psychology graduate students don’t wait until after graduation to begin making a real difference in children’s lives. 

The School Psychology Program is comprised of three years:

  • Year 1: Students complete 32 credits of coursework and receive their M.Ed. at the end of the year. Learn more about the M.Ed. portion of the program
  • Year 2: Students elevate to the Ed.S. portion of the program and complete 24 credits of coursework, including a practicum placement. Students spend two days per week at practicum sites.
  • Year 3: Students complete a 12-credit internship (on a full-time basis over a period of one year or on a half-time basis over a period of two consecutive academic years). At the end of their third year, students receive their Ed.S. Learn more about the Ed.S. portion of the program

The School Psychology Program at William & Mary is accredited by:

School Psychology Program Contact

[[lparris,Leandra Parris]]
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
(757) 221-2341

Questions and Inquiries?

Contact us at [[graded]] or
(757) 221-2317.

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