Welcome from Program Co-Directors


Pictures of Dr. Terese Aceves and Dr. Emily Fisher


We’re so glad you’re interested in the LMU School Psychology Program for your professional preparation! School psychology is an incredibly rewarding career, and our program ensures you have the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students and families.

Social justice is at the heart of our work in this program. At its core, the work of school psychologists is to serve the needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized students and to address institutionalized barriers that maintain inequality. Throughout our coursework, we strive not only to teach you the foundational skills of the profession, but also to help you become critical thinkers, advocates, and leaders. None of us have all the solutions that will reform our educational and social institutions, but with enough people committed to disrupting the status quo, we’re certain that change will occur. You can be part of that change!

The LMU School Psychology Program is state and nationally accredited and has a strong reputation for preparing effective practitioners who have a positive impact in the schools in which they work. Our graduates serve in public, charter, private, and parochial schools across the state of California and beyond. With the excellent training we provide, you’re making an important investment in yourself and your career by choosing to pursue a degree with us.

We can’t wait to meet you and support you in becoming the best school psychologist you can be!


signatures of Terese Aceves and Emily Fisher

Dr. Terese Aceves & Dr. Emily Fisher
Co-Academic Program Directors