Iona obtains full accreditation from National Association of School Psychologists

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, News Editor

Iona University recently received full accreditation from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) that will be effective through Aug. 1, 2022, to Aug. 1, 2027. The NASP credential will add a competitive edge for Iona graduates with the accreditation being accepted in over 30 other states. Students who graduate from Iona’s 64-credit Master of Arts in School Psychology program, which already holds NASP-accredited status, will be automatically eligible for the National Certificate in School Psychology (NCSP).  

Iona’s School Psychology program is regarded for its hands-on approach, giving students many opportunities to learn outside the classroom to prepare them for the workforce. Iona, due to its proximity to New York City, gives students a plethora of options for fieldwork experiences and post-graduation.  The program combines traditional techniques such as classroom instruction, practicum experiences and fieldwork with opportunities to train with other school-based practitioners such as nurses, social workers, speech pathologists and occupational therapists.