Baylor has long worked hard to provide everything a student needs for success; many of those services were brought together under the roof of the Paul L. Foster Success Center a couple of years ago.
However, college students aren’t the only ones who can need support. High schools, junior highs and even elementary schools are increasingly hiring school psychologists to help students overcome obstacles to get the most from their education, so much so that U.S.News & World Report named the field one of the 50 best careers for 2010. Baylor is preparing students for such service through the School of Education’s school psychology program, a three-year program that trains individuals to work with not only children and adolescents, but also their families, teachers and others.
Starting in their first year at Baylor, these graduate students have the opportunity to work in the Baylor Autism Resource Center, working with children in the community who have autism spectrum disorders. The third year of the program is a full-time, paid internship, which means Baylor graduates complete their studies with a strong resume of experience. The Baylor program recently received national approval from the National Association of School Psychologists, yet another feather in the program’s cap.
Sic ’em, school psychologists!