School Psychology Requirements

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Master of Science Degree in School Psychology Leading to provisional Certification
Advanced Certificate in Multilingual/Multicultural Education Leading to a Bilingual Extension of a Current Certificate

Master of Science Degree in School Psychology Leading to provisional Certification–60 Credits

Admissions Requirements
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Admission to Candidacy
Students will be reviewed for admission to candidacy after completing 12 credits.

Degree Requirements
A minimum grade of B- in each course and a semester average of B are required to continue in the program. Sixty credits with an overall cumulative average of B (3.0) and an oral comprehensive examination are the normal requirements for the completion of the master of science degree in school psychology.

A master’s thesis is not required, but a detailed clinical field work journal which annotates the two semesters of internship must be submitted. Field work involves a minimum of 12 hours a week, for two semesters as a school psychologist intern. In this role, the candidate will fulfill a four-fold function, including diagnostic testing, counseling, therapeutic tutoring, and consultation. These activities, including formal diagnostic reports, will be reported in the field work journal.

The faculty members in the School Psychology program accept the Code of Ethics of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychology as the standard of professional practice. Accordingly, candidates accepted for the degree are also expected to respect the values inherent in the Code. In particular, violations of the right to privacy will not be tolerated. Also, the department does not allow students to offer specialized psychological services (e.g., I.Q. testing, psychotherapy) for personal financial gain.

Required Courses for M.S. Degree in School Psychology–60 Credits
GSC 619 Group Counseling 3
GSC 584 Introduction to Theories of Counseling 3
PSY 570 The Emotionally Handicapped Child 3
PSY 575 Cognitive Development 3
PSY 581 Interviewing and Counseling 3
PSY 584 Clinical Applications of Projective Psychology 3
PSY 588 Family Process and Therapy I 3
PSY 600 Individual I.Q. Testing 3
PSY 601 Rorschach Method 3
PSY 620 Behavior Management 3
PSY 649 Consultation 3
PSY 690 Clinical Psychodiagnostics & Reporting 3
PSY 691 Advanced Seminar in Clinical Testing 3
PSY 771 Fieldwork in Clinical Practice I: College-Supervised Internship in School Psychology 3
PSY 772 Fieldwork in Clinical Practice II: College-Supervised Internship in School Psychology 3
PSY 797 Practicum in Educational Assessment 3
Three Elective Courses 9
SED 579 Learning & Behavior Disorders in Children 3

Certification Workshop Series - No credit
Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment WCS 983
School Violence Prevention and Intervention WCS 984

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

Advanced Certificate in Multilingual/Multicultural Education Leading to a Bilingual Extension of a Current Certificate–18 Credits

The Graduate School offers an 18 credit advanced certificate program approved by the New York State Education Department leading to a bilingual extension for pupil personnel services professionals, including school psychologists and school counselors, and administrative and supervisory personnel. Students in the School Psychology program who are proficient in another language in addition to English may be eligible for this bilingual extension program. Satisfactory completion of the Bilingual Education
Assessment (BEA) examination is a requirement for admission. Information on this examination may be obtained from the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations website at www.nystce.nesinc.com.

Admissions Requirements
To view Admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

Admission to Candidacy
Students will be reviewed for admission to candidacy after completing 12 credits.

Required Courses– 18 credits
MME 501 Multilingual/Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice 3
MME 502 Cultural Perspectives on Community Resources and Parental Involvement in Language Education 3
MME 512 Native Language Arts 3
MME 523 Curriculum Adaptations for Diverse Learners 3
MME 526 Providing Pupil Personnel Services with a Bilingual Approach 3
MME 703 College-supervised Practicum in a Bilingual Context for Pupil
Personnel Service Professionals 3

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

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