University of Northern Iowa’s School Psychology M.Ed./Ed.S. Graduate Program

Are you interested in becoming a school psychologist? Consider the University of Northern Iowa’s M.Ed./Ed.S. School Psychology graduate program, which is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the Iowa Department of Education.

More Information About the Program:

  • 100 percent placement rate and students are actively recruited by Iowa’s area education agencies.
  • Learn from faculty who are licensed school psychologists with experience as practitioners and remain active in the schools.
  • Gain valuable experience in practicums every semester of the program in schools, except summer term.
  • Opportunity to present at NASP’s annual conference with support from the university.
  • Students who intern in Iowa are paid as first year school psychologists.
  • Program meets requirements for licensure in most states.

School Psychology General Information:

  • Role of School Psychologists:
    • School psychologists are essential members of the educational teams in today’s schools.
    • You will use your expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help students of all ages succeed socially, behaviorally, and emotionally in the classroom.
    • You will partner with families, teachers, and other professionals to create safe and healthy learning environments, improve school-wide policies, coordinate services with community providers, and more.
  • School Psychology Is an Ideal Career if You Like:
    • Working with children and adolescents
    • Diverse, challenging activities that change day to day
    • Using research to inform your practice
    • Being in a position to support, evaluate, plan, and intervene
    • Collaborating with others to improve outcomes and student success

For more information regarding UNI’s School Psychology program, please visit this link.

If you are interested in a career in school psychology and/or this specific program, please schedule and appointment with Chad Berman, Director of the Education Professions + Career Community in the Center for Careers, Life, and Service, or email

By Chad Berman
Chad Berman Lawrence S. Pidgeon Director, Education Professions Career Community