In the summer of 2011 the Ohio Board of Regents approved a new Educational Specialist level school psychology program at Youngstown State University. This is an exciting and rewarding career, the directors of the program are now accepting applications for the first July 2012 cohort, and the interview process will begin in March. Interested applicants should visit the website by clicking HERE and make their application intent known as soon as possible.
YSU’s School Psychology Program emphasizes five core training areas including dynamic assessment, consultation/response to intervention, counseling, low and high incidence disabilities, and role and function of the school psychologist. An emphasis is placed on comprehensive evaluation skills and how to incorporate these assessment results when developing effective intervention strategies for students. Additionally, the use of technology to facilitate professional functioning in the schools is emphasized throughout the program. Furthermore, candidates will acquire the theoretical bases, skills, and processes necessary for conducting individual and group counseling as well as consultation services.