College of Education

Department of Education and Leadership

Project AMABLE


Project AMABLE is designed to meet the chronic and critical shortage of fully certified school psychologists, who are trained to work with English language learners and Migrant students. The goal of this project is to improve the quality and increase the number of school psychologists who meet state and national standards as well as meet additional competencies for working with English learners and Migrant students in the Central Coast of California. At this time Project AMABLE is no longer accepting new applications. If you have any questions please contact

Program goals

  • Development of a California Transportation Commission (CTC) and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) approved School Psychology Program
  • Recruit a total of 24 graduate level scholars (in 2 cohorts), including those who are bilingual and from CLD backgrounds
  • Retain project students by providing faculty mentoring and financial assistance
  • Provide high quality instruction in the CTC and NASP standards with additional emphasis on competencies in second language acquisition, needs of migrant students, and behavior analysis
  • Implement a systematic evaluation process that provides feedback to support continuous improvement of program curricula and services
  • Disseminate information about this type of unique training program.

Grant features

  • Scholarship funding
  • Enhanced faculty support through program
  • On-site school psychology coaches
  • Bilingual school psychologist mentors
  • Experience in schools from the first semester
  • Hybrid course offerings