Become a School Psychologist

The UNK School Psychology Specialist Degree in Education program prepares graduates to become uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. Trainees learn to provide assessment, support, and intervention services to students; partner with families, teachers, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments; work with school administrators to improve school-wide policies; and collaborate with community providers to coordinate services for students.

Career Opportunities with a School Psychology Degree

Employment of school psychologists is projected to grow 14% from 2016 to 2026. The mean salary of full-time, school-based practitioners in the U.S. is $64,168 for those with 180-day contracts and $71,320 for those with 200-day contracts.

  • School Psychologist
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer
  • Clinic Supervisor
  • Clinic Administrator


The Education Specialist Degree is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the International School Psychology Association (ISPA). The School Psychology program is also recognized by Nebraska State Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The program meets the academic requirements for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential regulated by the National Association of School Psychologists and school psychologist endorsement requirements by the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE).