School Psychology - Master of Science in Education

(Code 442-803)

The School Psychology program is a three-year sequence of training which leads to the Ed.S. degree and license to practice school psychology in the public schools. School psychologists apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.  The training of school psychologists is quite extensive. Training includes preparation in data-based decision-making; consultation and collaboration; student-level and systems-level interventions; family partnerships; ethics, law and legal practices; research and program evaluation; and culturally competent practice. While employment in the public schools is the primary focus of this training program, some graduates have sought employment in institutional settings, guidance clinics, post-high school educational settings, or pursued study at the doctoral level.

Applicants must submit an application, three letters of reference (at least two from faculty), a written personal statement (describe relevant experiences, personal strengths, and professional goals), complete undergraduate transcripts of coursework, and the general aptitude scores of the Graduate Record Examination.

The M.S.E. Degree Phase of the program provides the student with the academic background, introduction to research, professional seminars, and beginning practica in assessment and intervention skills. To complete the degree phase and earn the M.S.E.—School Psychology degree, the student must complete all first year required coursework, have a minimum of 31 graduate credits, earn a GPA of at least 3.00, and pass a written comprehensive examination.

M.S.E.  School Psychology Degree

PSYC 580Introduction to Behavior Modification3
PSYC 625Applications of Psychology in Educational Settings3
PSYC 632Advanced Developmental Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence3
PSYC 692The Professional Practice of School Psychology: Role, Function, Ethics, and Legal Issues3
PSYC 760Psychoeducational Assessment I and II (4 crs each)8
PSYC 761Practicum in Assessment2
PSYC 781School Based Consultation3
PSYC 785Practicum: School Psychology3
PSYC 792Research and Program Evaluation in School Psychology3
Written Comprehensive Exam
Total Credits for M.S.E. Degree31