About The School
The Graduate Division of the School of Education and Psychology was created in 1993 and received State of New York approval for its first graduate degree programs in 1995. The Graduate School was established on the basis of a firm conviction that education is one of the most important tools for bringing about continuous improvement in the conditions of life for all people.
The Graduate School of Psychology at Touro College was established in 2008. The program in School Psychology (approved in May 1995) was previously part of the Graduate Division of the School of Education and Psychology at Touro College. The GSEP was established in 1993 and was approved by New York State to register students beginning with the spring semester of 1995.
Solidly committed to the goal of universal education of high quality, the Graduate School was given the mission of developing and implementing educational programs that would supply schools and other educational settings with the most professionally competent teachers, administrators, and educational support personnel. A central philosophical concept on which the Graduate School is based is the notion that the goal of learning is more learning and that the primary mission of education is to enhance educability - to stretch minds and to increase each person's ability to learn independently. The founders recognized that not all children come to school equally prepared to exercise their own intelligence and to derive maximum benefit from the school experience. This recognition lead to the important goal of placing in the hands of all learners the essential tools of learning: personal logic systems, a solid knowledge base about methods of learning, habits of thinking about one's own thinking processes, and a motive structure that makes learning its own reward.
Touro College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000, and is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Mission and Goals
Firmly committed to the primary goal of facilitating the highest level of professionalism within the broad field of mental health services, the Graduate School of Psychology was tasked with the primary educational mission of developing and implementing contemporary and effective didactic and applied programs that prepare students to become exemplary practitioners in the diverse communities to which they will serve. Provided with a comprehensive knowledge base, sensitized to research methodology and inculcated with a deep sense of cultural diversity and social justice, students are prepared to ply their professional skills across the spectrum of humanity necessitating psychological services. As such, our students as they seek internship/applied training and our graduates as they seek professional opportunities for employment are encouraged to “give back” to underserved communities of need. Whether practicing in schools, communities or industry professional training acquired at the Graduate school of Psychology of Touro College exhibits a commitment to professional excellence tempered with a clear recognition of communal responsibility.
Policy of Non-Discrimination
Touro College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law in employment, or in its admission, treatment or access to its educational programs or activities. For additional information, please contact: U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights at: (800) 421-3481