School Psychology - Master of Science in Education
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 580||Introduction to Behavior Modification||3|
|PSYC 625||Applications of Psychology in Educational Settings||3|
|PSYC 632||Advanced Developmental Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence||3|
|PSYC 692||The Professional Practice of School Psychology: Role, Function, Ethics, and Legal Issues||3|
|PSYC 760||Psychoeducational Assessment I and II (4 crs each)||8|
|PSYC 761||Practicum in Assessment||2|
|PSYC 781||School Based Consultation||3|
|PSYC 785||Practicum: School Psychology||3|
|PSYC 792||Research and Program Evaluation in School Psychology||3|
|Written Comprehensive Exam|
|Total Credits for M.S.E. Degree||31|