Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Arcelia Madrigal! Arcelia has been accepted to Gonzaga University‘s Ed Specialist School Psychology Program. Their program adheres to the Graduate Preparation and Credentialing for School Psychologists set forth by NASP and includes a full-time, 1200-hour internship.
From the Gonzaga Ed Specialist in School Psychology website:
Graduate preparation in school psychology educates and trains individuals to apply principles in psychology and education to support school-wide academic and social-emotional programs, collaborate with teams to identify candidate learning and behavioral problems, and develop evidence-based intervention plans.
Arcelia is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Special Education and earning a certificate in Social Emotional Learning for Educational Equity. Arcelia is the Vice President of Eastern Washington’s Psi Chi chapter and an active member of Eagle Ambassadors. Her 2022 McNair Summer Research project, under mentor Dr. Susan Ruby, was titled Cultural Experience and Perception of Social Emotional Learning and focused on how students across culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds might differ in experiences that impact their perception and application of SEL. Arcelia recently presented her research at the NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) Annual Convention in Denver.
The EWU McNair staff are excited for Arcelia. We know she will contribute a thoughtful perspective and become a leader of her learning community in any graduate program she attends, and go on to an impactful career in research and the practice of school psychology.