Overview

A 3-year program for Licensed Specialists in School Psychology, for those interested in assessment and instructional programming for students with special needs.

The Trinity School Psychology Program provides foundations in best practices using research-based knowledge to support educators and students. Graduates of the program are eligible for national certification by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the largest national association that supports and guides the profession.

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Fast Facts

Become Certified
Earn certification as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Obtain a Texas LSSP
Earn licensure as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) awarded by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Secure a Job After Graduation
100 percent employment for those seeking positions

24 Hours Per Week
Starting in year one, spend 24 hours per week immersed in a school environment.

 


What You'll Study

Master the theories of behavior, counseling, and psychotherapy

Understand and be able to utilize the theories of behavior, learning, and emotional development to assist students, teachers, and families.


Faculty

Dynamic, experienced educators with genuine interest in student success

Students enjoy small classes and individual attention from nationally recognized faculty. Adjunct faculty are comprised of school psychologists, neuropsychologists, educators, and researchers active in their fields.

Angela Breidenstein
Angela Breidenstein, Ed.D.
Acting Chair
Professor
Laura Allen
Laura Allen, Ph.D.
Professor
Ellen Barnett
Ellen Barnett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Courtney Crim
Courtney Crim, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
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Rocio Delgado, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Steven Hayward
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Diana Kenny
Interim Director, School Psychology Program
Gary Seighman, D.M.A.
Associate Professor/Director of Choral Activities
Heather Smith
Heather Haynes Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Graduate Assistantship

The San Antonio community provides an important setting for students’ educational experiences. The graduate assistantship places students in an educational setting from their first day in the program for twenty-four hours per week during the school year. After two years in the program, students advance to a third-year, paid full-time internship.
 

Networking

The Trinity Education Department sends third-year interns to the Texas Association of School Psychologists’ annual meeting where students network with practicing school psychologists.


When You Graduate

Nurturing positive change

Graduates become advocates for students and schools, supporting healthy educational and emotional development. Most graduates begin their careers in a school setting immediately; several have continued on to pursue doctoral degrees.

 

Careers

Tigers excel as leaders in the fields of consultation, assessment, intervention, prevention, research, policy, and planning. These are areas of high demand across the country, and Trinity graduates possess a degree and set of credentials that can be taken anywhere.

Career Areas:

  • School Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Health and Wellness Services
  • Private Practice

Companies who have hired Trinity graduates:

The NCSP is a national certification that can be taken to any state in the U.S. Students have joined school districts across the nation, and some have utilized their degrees internationally.

Notably, in the state of Texas, students have joined many districts including:

  • San Antonio Independent School District
  • Cy-Fair Independent School District
  • Northside Independent School District
  • Northeast ISD
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Richardson ISD

 


Take the next step

Have more questions or want more information? Learn more about becoming a Tiger, and how you can accelerate what’s next for your education.