Continuing Professional Development/Contact Hours/Credit Option:

Course Description:

Schools are being challenged with ensuring that   all students meet educational standards. Unfortunately, minority students tend to lag behind in academic achievement in comparison to the majority. Changes to assessment practices, in the spirit of Response to Intervention (RtI), have been advanced to help close this achievement gap. In addition, school psychologists are being pressed by the mental health needs of students that negatively impact achievement. By focusing on both the academic and behavioral systems in a multi-level system of support, school psychologists can learn the individual skills and systemic practices to close this gap. Must attend all three days of the convention workshops to receive credit.

Contact Hours:

15 APA Continuing Education Units available. (subject to change)

Graduate Credit Option:

UW-L Academic Credit Registration form and Online Admission Application Directions (3 page PDF)

Course Syllabus (5 page PDF)

One graduate credit is available to participants. The student must attend the pre-convention and the convention to receive credit. Registration and payment can be made at the convention or by contacting Briana Meuer at or 608.785.6513.

The tuition plateau does not apply to students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate credit courses through the  Office of Continuing Education and Extension.

For Course Information, Please Contact:

Rob Dixon WSPA Chair of Professional Development

To Register, Please Contact:

Briana Meuer, Credit Coordinator
608.785.6513 or toll free 1.866.895.9233

The Wisconsin School Psychologists Association (WSPA) is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for psychologists. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-L) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. WSPA and UW-L maintain responsibility for these programs and their content.