School Psychology (Specialist)


Students bring a number of personal issues with them when they walk into classrooms across the nation. Family problems, learning difficulties, negative peer pressure, stress, relationship issues, poor self-esteem, depression, anger … and the list continues. The Nicholls State University Specialist in School Psychology program prepares future school psychologists to serve as consultants to the entire school community. The graduate program, which is recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists, trains students to provide a variety of psychological services within educational settings. Students get hands-on experience during supervised field experiences in public schools and at the Counselor Training Clinic on campus. In addition to field experiences, the curriculum also focuses on the ethical, professional and legal standards of school psychology. Students learn the techniques of consulting with parents, teachers and school personnel as well as how to prevent and remedy problem behavior. Throughout the program, applied supervised field experiences are emphasized in the following core areas:

  • psychological foundations;
  • educational foundations;
  • psycho-educational foundations;
  • intervention, consultations, and foundations;
  • practicum and externship experiences and
  • internships.

Contact us:
Dr. Carmen Broussard
278 Polk Hall
Phone: 985.448.4356


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Application Information

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Program Handbook


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Counselor Training Clinic

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