School Psychology Programs in Illinois

Looking to get into the field of School Psychology? Learn about what the great graduate programs from universities in Illinois have to offer for you to become a leader in the field. There are currently nine School Psychology programs in Illinois with varying accreditations and degree levels offered.

School Location Degree Accreditation Program Director
Eastern Illinois University Charleston M.A.
S.S.P.
ISBE
NASP
Dr. Margaret Floress
mfloress@eiu.edu
Governors State University Chicago M.A.
Ed.S.
ISBE
**
Dr. Dan Koonce
dkoonce@govst.edu
Illinois State University Normal S.S.P.
Ph.D.
ISBE
NASP
APA
Dr. Mark Swerdlik
meswerd@ilstu.edu
Loyola University Chicago Chicago M.Ed.
Ed.S.
Ed.D.
Ph.D.
ISBE
NASP
APA
Dr. Markeda Newell
mnewell2@luc.edu
National Louis University Chicago Ed.S.
Ed.D.
ISBE
NASP
Dr. Mark Shinn
mshinn@nl.edu
Dr. Jennifer Cooper
jcooper20@nl.edu
Northern Illinois University DeKalb M.A.30
Ph.D.
ISBE
NASP
APA
Dr. Christine Malecki
cmalecki@niu.edu
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville M.S.
S.S.P.
ISBE
NASP
Dr. Jeremy Jewell
jejewel@siue.edu
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago M.A.
Ed.S.
Psy.D.
ISBE
NASP
***
Dr. James Walsh
jwalsh@thechicagoschool.edu
Western Illinois University Macomb S.S.P. ISBE
NASP
Dr. Ruth Kelly
RM-Kelly1@wiu.edu

Degrees: M.A. = Masters in Arts, M.S. = Masters of Science, M.A.30 = Masters in Arts + 30 credits*, S.S.P. = Specialist in School Psychology*, Ed.S. = Education Specialist*, Ed.D. = Doctor in Education, Psy.D. = Doctor of Psychology, Ph.D. = Doctor of Philosophy.
*The Ed.S., S.S.P., and MA30 are equivalent degrees of 60 graduate hours. Please refer to the Illinois Board of Education (ISBE) website for information on the requirements to earn a School Psychologist license in the state of Illinois. The Ed.S., S.S.P., MA30, Ed.D., Psy.D., Ph.D., and Ed.D. degree meet all of the state criteria to earn a license. https://www.isbe.net/Pages/PEL-School-Support-Ed-Lic.aspx
Accreditations: ISBE = Illinois State Board of Education, NASP = National Association of School Psychologists, APA = American Psychological Association. NASP approves programs (so it is NASP Approved Programs) and APA accredits doctoral programs (APA Accredited Programs).
** The faculty of the School Psychology program at GSU will be submitting an application for accreditation to the National Association of School Psychologists' (NASP) Program Accreditation Board in March 2018, and notification of decisions are made on or about August 1, 2018
***The faculty of the School Psychology program at TCSPP will submit an intent to apply for APA accreditation in January of 2018. The program will initiate the first cohort beginning 8/18 and cannot apply for accreditation until the program has begun.