RIT's School Psychology Program is a Master of Science Degree and Advanced Certificate program within the College of Liberal Arts. The program was established in 1986 and is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and the New York State Department of Education. The RIT School Psychology faculty take pride in preparing students for employment in school systems and related work settings by providing them with a variety of practical classroom and field-based experiences.
The diversity of faculty members' educational backgrounds and expertise offers a broad range of perspectives for students to consider and explore.
A blend of theory and practice, the program offers a solid foundation in assessment, counseling, intervention, and consultation. Classroom learning is augmented by placement in a school or agency setting one day per week over the first two years of study. Students further hone their skills during the third year as they complete a full-time internship under the supervision of a practicing school psychologist.
Graduates of RIT's School Psychology program receive provisional certification in school psychology in New York State and can apply for permanent certification after two years of work experience. They are also eligible to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists.
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