The master of science degree in school psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and prepares students for provisional New York state certification as school psychologists. Designed to provide students with a strong background in psychological foundations, the program develops professional skills and competencies in assessment, counseling, consultation, and program evaluation.
A school psychologist works with young children (birth to age five); elementary, junior high, and high school students; teachers and administrators; parents; and professionals to offer services that lead to the amelioration of existing student difficulties and attempts to prevent school problems. Through diagnostic testing, counseling, consultation, and intervention, school psychologists help students deal with learning and behavioral difficulties and help improve students’ adjustment to school and their community.
The master of science degree is awarded after students have completed all course work, an internship, and have passed a portfolio review.
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|SPSY-620||Interpersonal Intervention Skills||3|
|SPSY-610||Advanced Developmental Psychology||3|
|SPSY-600||Field Experience I: Professional School Psychology Foundations||3|
|SPSY-650||Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPSY-601||Field Experience II: Professional School Psychology Foundations||3|
|SPSY-730||Comprehensive Assessment Integration||3|
|SPSY-701||Advanced Practicum I: Issues in Diversity||3|
|SPSY-723||Systems and Organizational Interventions||3|
|SPSY-603||Ethical and Legal Issues||3|
|SPSY-702||Advanced Practicum II: Issues in Diversity||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||66|
A minimum of 66 semester credit hours are required for completion of the program. Before registering for the internship, students must pass a portfolio review. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is required.
To be considered for admission to the MS program in school psychology, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
All credentials must be submitted and reviewed before the student completes 9 semester credit hours of graduate work in the program. Applications are due by February 1. Later applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
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