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Post-Master's Certificate in School Psychology: Sample Course Sequence

Fall

EDSP 747 Advanced Psychology of Adolescent Education 3cr

This course presents an in-depth discussion of developmental issues that impact adolescents in instructional environments. In particular, physical, societal, and educational influences as they affect high-risk behaviors in this age group are examined. Students are expected to research and present successful intervention programs for adolescents. 

EDSP 812 Assessment for Intervention I 3cr

Provides school psychology students with the knowledge and skills needed to administer, score, and interpret selected individually administered tests of intelligence and achievement. Trains students to conduct curriculum-based measurement procedures, to communicate assessment results, and to use assessment results for intervention planning. Prerequisite: For approved school psychology candidates or permission of instructor.

EDSP 963 Assessment of Personality and Behavior Problems of Children 3cr

An introduction to various personality and behavior assessment techniques currently used. Prerequisite: For approved school psychologist candidates or permission of the instructor.

*Approved elective (Specialist students only. May be taken here or second summer session)

 

Spring

EDSP 949 Practicum II 3cr

Involves a series of opportunities for students to practice clinical and supervisory skills in a highly structured university clinic setting. Based on their level of training and experience, students are required to demonstrate distinct skills related to (1) organization and dynamics of the educational process; (2) assessment for intervention; (3) direct and indirect intervention methods; and (4) supervision of the clinical practice of other school psychologists. Certification and Track A doctoral students will enroll twice for 6 semester hours, while experienced Track B doctoral students have a 3-semester-hour requirement. Prerequisite: For approved school psychologist certification and doctoral degree candidates only.

EDSP 818 Instructional Consultation 3cr

Reviews the basic principles of the consultative process as applied to working with teachers and school-based problem-solving teams to help students with academic problems. Students will be expected to demonstrate skill in consultative interviewing regarding academic problems, problem identification, data gathering relevant to both curriculum and the classroom environment, and intervention design, execution, and evaluation in pre-kindergarten through high school settings. Prerequisites: For approved school psychology candidates; must have taken or take concurrently with EDSP 812 and EDSP 813; permission of instructor.

EDSP 781 Special Topics-Advanced Assessment 3cr

*Approved elective (Specialist students only. May be taken here or second summer session)

Summer

EDSP 717 Applied Educational Research Methods 3cr

Develops skills needed to engage in applied educational research using standard experimental research and evaluation designs, typical measurement approaches, and parametric statistical procedures. A practical problem presentation mode enhances an integrated holistic approach to design, sampling, measurement, statistics, hypothesis testing, and interpretation of results. A microcomputer statistical package is used to assist in the analysis of data.

EDSP 949 Practicum II 3cr

Involves a series of opportunities for students to practice clinical and supervisory skills in a highly structured university clinic setting. Based on their level of training and experience, students are required to demonstrate distinct skills related to (1) organization and dynamics of the educational process; (2) assessment for intervention; (3) direct and indirect intervention methods; and (4) supervision of the clinical practice of other school psychologists. Certification and Track A doctoral students will enroll twice for 6 semester hours, while experienced Track B doctoral students have a 3-semester-hour requirement. Prerequisite: For approved school psychologist certification and doctoral degree candidates only.

*(Specialist students may take approved elective here)

EDSP 966 Edu and Psychopharmacological Issues in Child Neuropsych* (doctoral students must take this) 3cr

This course will explore the effects that medications have on children's learning and behavior. The principles involved in psychopharmacology will be explored in order to understand the mechanisms of drug action. Issues associated with drug efficacy, compliance, side effects, and drug abuse will also be discussed.
Prerequisite: EDSP 952 (specialist internship) or permission of Program Director.

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