CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology today announced that its Ed.S. in School Psychology Program, has attained approval-full accreditation from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), a recognition of the program's demonstrated consistency with NASP standards. Giving further evidence of the program's efficacy, every student in its 2015 graduating class passed both the Illinois State and national licensure exams. The Chicago School is a nonprofit university, and one of the leading institutions devoted to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences.
"Both of these accomplishments are indicators of the high-quality effort and work produced by our students and faculty," said James Walsh, Ph.D., department chair, School Psychology, Chicago Campus. "Obtaining accreditation means that The Chicago School successfully withstood a rigorous review process of every method and procedure essential to ensuring that we graduate students that are exceptionally qualified to improve the mental health and learning of children. I am extremely proud of our students and our faculty."
The Chicago School's program's accreditation begins in January 2016 and will be in effect for seven years, the maximum period granted by NASP. Students who graduate from the program are automatically eligible to be Nationally Certified School Psychologists, a designation that allows them to be licensed school psychologists in most states. The program will also be nationally recognized and listed on the NASP website as an approved program.
Offered at the institution's Chicago Campus, the Ed.S. in School Psychology program is based on an integrative-systemic model aimed at enhancing the educational experience for diverse youth populations. Students benefit from superior theoretical preparation, coupled with an unrivaled amount of real-world experience, and spend almost half of their time working in a school setting over the duration of the program.
About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences. The university serves nearly 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles and Irvine); and Washington, D.C., as well as through online programs. The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, (WSCUC), and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years. The Los Angeles Campus gained its second recognition in 2014, and its Washington, D.C. Campus received its first award in 2014. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.
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