Specialist in School Psychology

Help Students Excel

Make a difference in the lives of school-age children with graduate studies in school psychology at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Through the Specialist in School Psychology program, we offer a firm foundation in practical knowledge and skills to provide safe, supportive learning environments. Our coursework, year-long practicum experience in a school and the UHCL Psychological Services Clinic, and capstone school-based internship will provide you with a wealth of experiences in assessment, intervention, and consultation to meet the diverse needs of children, families and school personnel.

Shine in a Vital Role at Schools, Agencies or Clinics

Extensive work with both our world-class College of Human Sciences and Humanities faculty and professionals in the field offer deep study into the power and importance of school psychology. Graduates of this program are equipped for careers as Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSP). Other potential career paths may include behavior specialists, diagnosticians, special education counselors or administrators within special education departments. Graduates are eligible to earn the Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential--the qualification for a highly-trained educational professional within the discipline. With additional training and credentials, this degree also supports careers in mental health agencies, clinics or hospitals.


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Admission Requirements

So, have we convinced you that University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities is the next step in your pursuit of academic success? Learn what it takes to be admitted to help you reach your educational goals.


  • School Psychology SSP
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall Only
    Jan. 25

  • Application
    1. Complete the "ApplyTexas" online university application.
    2. Submit additional supporting documents for the program (outlined below).
  • Requirements
    • Submit GRE scores (not more than 5 years old) through the standard reporting procedures.
    • Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended to the UHCL Office of Admissions.
    The following two documents must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):
    • Curriculum Vitae: An expanded résumé describing previous education; all work experience; relevant course work and relevant volunteer activities; any honors, presentations, papers, avocations or other relevant life experiences
    • Statement of purpose and goals, not to exceed 1,000 words, describing your reasons for wanting this degree and how it fits into career goals.

    Three letters of recommendation and recommendation forms (found on program web site) should be submitted directly by the recommenders to clinicalschool@uhcl.edu. Recommendations from academic faculty and/or work supervisors who know the applicant well are preferred.

    The School Psychology program has an additional application fee of $35 that should be sent directly to UHCL. In making your payment, please indicate that the application fee is for your application to the School Psychology program. Check or money orders may be sent to:
    School Psychology Program Admissions
    University of Houston-Clear Lake
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 73
    Houston, TX 77058


Degree Requirements

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 


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Cost Information

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Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Accreditations and Distinctions

University of Houston-Clear Lake's School Psychology Program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and nationally recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


Specialist in School Psychology Faculty

Gail Cheramie
Gail Cheramie

Gail M. Cheramie

Associate Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3392
Email: cheramie@UHCL.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1309.08

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Thomas Schanding

Thomas Schanding

Associate Professor of School Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3484
Email: schandingjr@uhcl.edu
Office: B2529.04

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Gill Strait

Gill Strait

Assistant Professor of School Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3494
Email: strait@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1309.02

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Julia Strait
Julia Strait

Julia Strait

Assistant Professor of School Psychology and Health Services Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3357
Email: straitj@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1309.04

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