School Psychology

COVID-19 Update
09/15/2020

Our operational status

Academic departments will be minimally staffed. Classes for Fall 2020 are a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid. We recommend email and/or Canvas as the best way to reach faculty and instructors.

For more information: UWL's COVID-19 info hub

Going further, doing more

An innovative and traditional cohort program, in existence since 1969, it includes early entrance to school settings, a collaborative atmosphere, and training grounded in a practitioner-scientist model. On-campus courses utilize primarily face-to-face and some blended formats to enhance student learning experiences. The On-Campus program accepts a new cohort every fall. Apply Now!

We are proud of our students working to become future professionals in the schools, our alumni who make a difference with students everyday, and our nationally accredited program that ensures our standards are aligned with important outcomes for educating school psychologists. Please take some time to explore our website that has important information for future students as well as accomplishments of our students and alumni.

U.S. News & World Report ranks School Psychologist  as the #2 Best Social Service Jobs for 2020The median salary for School Psychologists is $76,990, the unemployment rate is only 0.5%, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the field to grow 14% between 2016-2026 (20,900 new jobs). 100% of the UWL School Psychology program students get job placements. 

Program Mission Statement

Graduates of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (UWL) School Psychology Program are prepared to function as School Psychologists in broad-based roles similar to what is articulated in the NASP Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services. By employing an equity lens, grounded by examining their own biases and social justice, graduates are advocates for children, providers of behavioral and mental health care, specialists in the assessment of children, psychoeducational consultants who use effective problem solving strategies, and experts in the design and delivery of effective psychological and educational interventions at the individual, family, and systems levels. Finally, graduates of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (UWL) School Psychology program recognize the importance of lifelong learning and continually engage in professional development and leadership opportunities.

We would like to recognize that the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse occupies the land of the Ho-Chunk people. Please take a moment to celebrate and honor this ancestral Ho-Chunk land, and the sacred lands of all indigenous peoples.

Diversity Focus

The UW-La Crosse School Psychology Program is committed to preparing culturally competent and humble practitioners who are ready to meet the needs of diverse learners and families through equitable practices.

Frequently asked questions

We have a page dedicated to the frequently asked questions typically asked about our program, and detailed information about our program goals and philosophies. 

Top ten reasons

Visit this page to browse through the top ten reasons why we believe the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse School Psychology program could be a great fit for you.

Questions?

After you get to know us, if you still have questions, feel free to contact me or any of the student ambassadors listed.

Director of School Psychology

Robert Dixon  Profile of Robert Dixon  Meet with me  Office hours

Associate Professor
349A Graff Main Hall
rdixon@uwlax.edu
608.785.6893