School Psychology Practice In
Contemporary U.S. Society
The demographics of our nation continue to change, and along
with them life in our schools. These complex changes are not
limited to urban and urban rim communities, but are frequent in
suburban communities as well. Active engagement in the life of
complex school systems, with the aim of confronting difficult
social problems and promoting equity and fairness for all in the
school community, presents many challenges to the practice of
school psychology. The Tufts University School Psychology
- A diverse cohort of students, including underrepresented
groups in school psychology. Over the past three years, we
have averaged from 25 to 33% of our incoming class
representing these groups.
- Applicants who are prepared to engage in conversations
around issues of race, class, culture, language, gender, and
sexuality as they are reproduced in our schools.
- Applicants who think critically and are willing to
question themselves, asking "How do I need to change myself
before I can become an effective professional working with
- Applicants with previous experience (volunteer or paid)
working with children, adolescents, and/or families in
educational or mental health settings, or in a research
capacity. Academic prerequisites include undergraduate
coursework in developmental psychology or theories of
personality, abnormal psychology, and statistics.
We invite you to join us! Our twenty-four course program
leading to the Master of Arts and Educational Specialist degrees is fully approved by the National Association
of School Psychologists and the Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education.
Interested applicants should contact
for more information about this program.
Tufts University also offers advanced degrees in the
areas of Biological, Cognitive, Developmental, Experimental Clinical,
and Social Psychology through the
Department of Psychology.
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