School Psychology Program
"Being a part of the School Psychology program at NMSU has been both challenging and rewarding. I have learned a great deal and experienced personal and professional growth. Our program provides us with comprehensive knowledge based on NASP standards to ensure that we are prepared to enter the field. Though the program is intensive, having a cohort and a great advisor for support has made a world of difference!"
— Chelsea Garcia
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The School Psychology Program at New Mexico State University is housed in and administered through the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP) and is nationally approved through the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
The purpose of NMSU's Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) School Psychology program is to train professionals to promote the highest quality educational and mental health services for children and families. Students are trained to work:
- with preschoolers, children, adolescents, and families, school personnel, offering consultation, instruction, assessment, and intervention,
- toward making education a positive and rewarding experience,
- serve students with diverse educational, psychological, emotional, and behavioral needs, including students with severe social-emotional disabilities.
- adheres to a scientist-practitioner model, with a stronger emphasis on practice,
- adheres to an integrated approach toward best serving a multicultural population,
- is competency based,
- designed to meet accreditation standards of the
- meets the New Mexico state licensure requirements.
Program graduates receive the Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) degree, which is advanced training beyond the master's degree, but not as advanced as the doctorate. Students receive the Ed.S. in School Psychology from the Counseling & Educational Psychology Department.
The School Psychology Program Faculty
Click on a name or use the menu to the right to access a description of individual faculty members, or for contact opportunities. You may also use the "Contact" feature on the menu to e-mail the program training director for further information.
- Dr. Elsa Arroyos, Director of Training (for general questions & information about program)
- Dr. Heejung Chun, Admissions Coordinator (for questions regarding applying to the program)
School Psychology Training Committee Members
- Counseling & Educational Psychology Faculty
- Dr. Elsa Arroyos, Director of Training
- Dr. Enedina Garcia Vazquez, Faculty
- Dr. Ivelisse Torres Fernandez, Practica & Internship Coordinator
- Dr. Heejung Chun, Admissions Coordinator
- Chloe Zaitlin, 1st year cohort representative.
- Jacqueline Diaz, 2nd year cohort representative.