Karin Mussman

Karin Mussman - 2003 Graduate

 

District MTSS Facilitator (Multi-Tiered System of Supports), School Psychologist at Westside Community Schools

 

Graduation Year:  2003

 

Degree/institution from CU:  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Social Work

 

Degrees/institutions after CU:  

-Master of Science in School Psychology from University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) 

-Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology from UNO

 

How CU Psych Department helped me in my career:  

 

I am forever grateful to the Creighton Psych department for opening my eyes to my current field of school psychology - through my advisor guiding me to try Ms. Deb Schwiesow's Intro to School Psychology course, then an undergraduate internship in the field of school psychology in Council Bluffs, and conversations with other professors, such as Dr. Laura Finken, encouraging me to explore this field. I am also grateful for the opportunities I had within the Creighton Psychology department that others from different institutions did not have, such as participating in research with a professor, completing an internship in my field, and having a Teaching Assistantship; I have learned that these are not necessarily a given at the undergraduate level.  The coursework in the psychology department, in particular the certified writing classes, directed independent research, and honors seminar, were valuable in pushing me to work harder, think more deeply about the science of psychology, and prepare me for the workload of graduate studies. The coursework from Creighton Psychology created a solid foundation for me to build upon and use in my everyday career (and life).