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National Association of School Psychologists NASP Program Approval

Idaho State University offers a M. Ed. of school psychological examiner and an Ed. S. in school psychology. ISU puts a large focus on creating competent practitioners under the NASP practice model and prepares students to work in an educational setting as a practicing school psychologist or to function as a platform for students wishing to later pursue a PhD. ISU is fully accredited by NASP as of February 1st, 2020.

ISU’s mission is creating practitioners that can help all youths succeed. To include those who may struggle academically and/or behaviorally and those who may just need an extra nudge to reach their maximal potential. We do this in part by helping them to develop needed skills and receive the necessary evidence based interventions within the school environment. Those who graduate from the program will be able to meet the diverse and unique needs of rural communities, and beyond, and offer culturally competent services to improve the lives of students, parents, and teachers.

School psychologists work to help students and youth achieve success, both in school and in life.

The training will focus on:

  • administering assessments to determine the proper eligibility for services
  • learning to utilize the RTI model
  • create and implement IEP’s that are supported by the best evidence based interventions
  • administer behavioral interventions
  • developing cross cultural competence
  • Being well trained in NASP’s 10 domains of school psychology

ISU offers a hybrid model of learning which allows students the unique opportunity of practicing school psychology across the state of Idaho, while receiving proper instruction from a diverse and experienced faculty that can help students in their pursuit of becoming competent practitioners across the country.