Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

School Psychology MS

Program Overview

The RIT Master of Science in School Psychology is a fully accredited program, which blends theory and practice to provide a solid foundation in psychoeducational assessment, counseling, and consultation processes. Graduates of this program receive provisional certification in school psychology and can apply for permanent certification after two years of work experience.  They are prepared to work in educational settings, providing assessment and intervention for students, crisis intervention and counseling, and consultations with teachers, parents and specialists.

Degrees Awarded

  • Master of Science Degree in School Psychology
  • Advanced Graduate Certificate

Enrollment

  • Approximately 30 students are enrolled in the graduate program.

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Practica years 1 & 2 in school, agency and hospital settings. A 1200 hour (full time) internship in an educational setting in the 3rd year.

Salary Information

MS: $42,147                         $38,294 - $52,000

Student Skills & Capabilities

Students gain a strong background in psychological foundations through their coursework.  From their practica and internship, they develop professional skills & competencies in counseling, evaluation and consultation.  School Psychology students work with children at all levels, from pre-school through high school, as well as parents, teachers, and administrators.  They learn techniques in diagnostic testing and counseling that allow them to help students deal with learning difficulties and behavioral/emotional problems.

Accreditation

Accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and by the New York State Department of Education.

Training / Qualifications

The RIT school psychology program’s training model incorporates a reciprocal relationship between coursework and fieldwork whereby theories, techniques, and relevant literature presented in courses are supplemented by field experiences. As students gain greater depth of knowledge of school psychology through the course curriculum, field experiences become increasingly comprehensive. School Psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education. School psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which they work.

Job Titles

School Psychologist

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Rochester Area: Webster Central Schools, Spencerport Central Schools, BOCES I & II, Rochester City School District, Greece Central School District, Fairport Central Schools, Pittsford Central Schools, Brighton Central Schools, Canandaigua Central Schools, East & West Irondequoit Central Schools, Penfield Central Schools, East Rochester Central Schools, Finger Lake BOCES, Livonia Central Schools.  Other areas: Brockport, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Seneca Falls. Out of state areas: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, Kentucky, Connecticut, Oregon, Virginia, and Maryland.

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Lisa Monette, the career services coordinator who works with the School Psychology program. You can access information about services through our web site at https://www.rit.edu/careerservices.
 
Lisa Monette, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.7413; 585.475.2301
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center . 57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603