The Certification in School Psychology (33 credits) is designed to provide the student with specific clinical skills necessary to function as a school psychologist.
Courses focus on the multiple roles of the school psychologist, including counseling, assessment, intervention, consultation, biological bases of behavior, exceptionalities, law/ethics, and the use of psychological skills in multicultural educational settings.
Students who are progressing successfully
through the master’s program may apply for the certificate of recognition
program or directly to the doctoral program in school psychology. Applicants
who have earned a master’s degree in a closely related field of study may also
apply and be considered for admission into the certificate of recognition in
school psychology program. Students who are accepted as doctoral students may
enroll in selected doctoral-required courses as they progress through the
certification program. It is expected that the majority of the doctoral
requirements will be completed in the two summers following the
specialist-level internship to maintain program continuity. A student who has a
lapse in program enrollment without faculty approval may be required to reapply
to the program.
Students must maintain a grade
point average of at least 3.25 while enrolled in the program. Continuous
enrollment is also required for the certificate of recognition unless waived by
the Coordinator of the Certification Program and the School Psychology
Course work include:
* The certification program includes an internship (EDSP 952) that encompasses a minimum of 1,200 hours, at least half of which occur in a school setting.
** All electives must be
approved by the student’s departmental advisor and may be chosen to enhance the
student’s interest in school psychology, human development and learning, or
educational evaluation and research.
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