School Psychology Program
Welcome! University of Colorado Denver’s School Psychology Program has a training model that emphasizes prevention and systemic interventions to individuals from birth to age 21, their families, schools and communities. We train school psychologists who excel at working in urban and diverse settings to help support safe, caring, learning environments that promote academic and social competence for all children.
Our training model includes both formal instruction and field experiences. Coursework provides students with a strong foundation in psychological theory and research as well as the acquisition of skills needed to understand, screen, assess and intervene with children and youth. As students gain more knowledge and skills, they are provided more responsibility within their fieldwork and are expected to complete more complex tasks (e.g., moving from observation to implementation). Field experiences include opportunities to serve children from culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse backgrounds and provide students with the opportunity to apply knowledge learned in coursework focused on working with diverse populations.