MA/CAGS in School Psychology

School Psychology

Provide Counseling and Assessment Services in School Settings. Children and Adolescents Need You.

Typographical GraphicDo you have a talent and passion for working with children and adolescents? In school psychology you can serve educational communities to effect positive change within school systems and make a difference in the lives of students, parents, and teachers. There is unprecedented demand for highly skilled, confident, and culturally responsive leaders in school-based mental health. Our program will uniquely prepare you to meet this need, starting you in the field right away working with students who are at risk for adjustment problems or experiencing mental health problems. School psychology is a challenging and rewarding specialty that could be the perfect fit for you.

Just in Time: Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2024

Julia McGuire“I always knew I wanted to work with children and the comprehensive role of the school psychologist was a role where I could help students thrive. William James is the perfect place to pursue this degree as all of the professors have such great experience in the field and know best practices for working as school psychologists. The sense of community at the school between faculty and students are unmatched.”

Julia McGuire, MA/CAGS in School Psychology Student


Our Philosophy, Your Experience

At William James College, you will combine your classroom knowledge with hands-on experience to get a well-rounded and integrated education. Our curriculum combines an understanding of theory, training, and practice as you develop into a culturally responsive professional. You will be surrounded by like-minded faculty, staff, and peers who, like you, are dedicated to bringing high-quality services to culturally diverse clients, agencies, and organizations. With this training, you will be prepared to make a difference in our communities.

Keving Dacey

"Learning that I would be immediately placed in the field while learning skills in the classroom felt like an immediate draw to the program at William James. As a career changer, it was very important to me that I be able to learn the skills in both a theoretical environment and a practical one.

The MA/CAGS will empower me with the skills and knowledge to make a difference with a lot of kids who are facing greater needs in an increasingly more complex world. The program at William James builds our skills with an eye on current culture, science, and discussions, so that our skills will be relevant in the real world settings."

Kevin Dacey, MA/CAGS in School Psychology Student

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See Yourself at William James

At William James, you'll gain exceptional training in a supportive, student-centered learning environment, with instruction and guidance provided by leading practitioners in the field. Throughout your studies, you'll experience our integrative philosophy of training and education, with application of classroom instruction in structured field experiences. Underlying this approach to professional training, is a sustained focus on your personal and professional development, with an orientation towards community service, and respect for those you'll serve.

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Around Campus, in the Community, in the News—William James College Community Members are Leading the Conversation

MA/CAGS Student Louise Baptista Receives Mass. School Psychologists Association Diversity Scholarship

School Psychology student Louise Baptista was awarded the Ena Vazquez-Nutall Diversity Scholarship for Graduate Training in School Psychology.

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Massachusetts School Psychologists Association Bestows Top Honors on William James Community Members at Annual Conference

A pair of William James College community members were recognized for their significant and ongoing contributions to the field of school psychology by the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA) at the organization’s annual conference in late October 2023. 

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Paying it Forward Via Public Education: How One Massachusetts Native Plans to Give Back

Sarah Bennett is a firm believer in public education. The life-long resident of Massachusetts graduated from Plymouth South High School and earned her BA in psychology from UMass Dartmouth, where her interest in psychology was piqued early on.

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