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School Psychology

A degree in School Psychology prepares you to improve the lives of children through counseling and advocacy. The rigorous curriculum is designed to develop your expertise in both psychology and education, and prepares you to help children of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

The 60-credit program prepares you to become a leader and advocate for children within the school system. You will develop your expertise through hands-on practicums and internships. Successful completion of the program leads to New York State Certification, which enables you to work as a psychologist in a variety of school settings.

Required Courses

  • PSY 501 - Introduction to School Psychology, 3 cr.
  • PSY 571 - Human Growth and Development, 3 cr.
  • PSY 581 - Interviewing and Counseling, 3 cr.
  • PSY 588 - Family Process and Therapy I, 3 cr.
  • PSY 600 - Individual I.Q. Testing, 3 cr.
  • PSY 602 - Assessment of Personality and Emotional Development, 3 cr.
  • PSY 603 - Academic Assessment and Intervention, 3 cr.
  • PSY 615 - Psychopathology, 3 cr.
  • PSY 621 - Behavioral Strategies in the Classroom, 3 cr.
  • PSY 649 - Consultation, 3 cr.
  • PSY 660 - Practicum in School Psychology, 3 cr.
  • PSY 690 - Clinical Psychodiagnostics and Reporting, 3 cr.
  • PSY 790 - Internship in School Psychology, 3 cr.
  • PSY 791 - Internship in School Psychology II, 3 cr.
  • GSC 505 - Research Methodology, 3 cr.
  • GSC 584 - Introduction to Theories of Counseling, 3 cr.
  • GSC 619 - Group Counseling, 3 cr.
  • GSC 784 - Ethics in Counseling, 3 cr.
  • SED 579 - Learning and Behavior Disorders in Children, 3 cr.
  • One elective course, 3 cr.

Other Requirements

  • PSY 982 - Comprehensive Exam (0 credits)
  • WCS 983 - Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment (0 credits)
  • WCS 984 - School Violence Prevention and Intervention including preventing child abduction, preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, safety education, and fire and arson prevention (0 credits)
  • WCS 990 - DASA: Bullying Prevention Training (0 credits)