The Master of Arts/Educational Specialist Program in School Psychology will prepare you to function as a school psychologist through helping you acquire the knowledge base and applied skills necessary for successful practice in this field. The curriculum of the M.A./Ed.S. in School Psychology is informed by the ethical, educational, and training standards of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
The program is designed to be completed consecutively and as an integrated whole, focusing on different competencies related to the practice of school psychology. Students are admitted to the joint M.A./Ed.S. program. However, the Ed.S. can also be taken without the M.A. in School Psychology, if students already have a master's degree.
Master of Arts in School Psychology (33 credits)
GEN 501 Human Development (3)
GEN 502 Methods of Research (3)
GEN 503 Interpersonal Relations OR* PSYC 604 Group Process (3)
GEN 600 Comprehensive Examination (0)
PSYC 598 Comprehensive Examination in School Psychology (0)
PSYC 603 Role and Function of the School Psychologist (3)
PSYC 610 Children with Exceptional Needs (3)
PSYC 643 Ethical/Legal Issues in School Psychology (3)
PSYC 644 Socioemotional/Behavioral Assessment (3)
PSYC 654 Principles of Academic Assessment, Instruction and Intervention (3)
PSYC 655 School Consultation and Curriculum Design (3)
PSYC 663 Psychometrics (3)
PSYC 664 Assessment I: Cognitive (3)
Educational Specialist in School Psychology (39 credits)
PSYC 607 Treatment of Children and Adolescents (3)
PSYC 635 Neuropsychology and Learning with Children and Adolescents (3)
PSYC 642 Instruction, Assessment, and Intervention with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3)
PSYC 645 Data-Based Decision-Making: Case Study Approaches (3)
PSYC 646 Crisis Prevention and Intervention in School Settings (3)
PSYC 656 Advanced Academic Assessment (3)
PSYC 666 Assessment III: Psychoeducational (3)
PSYC 668 Counseling Theories and Techniques I (3)
PSYC 669 Counseling Theories and Techniques II (3)
PSYC 678 Seminar I: School Psychology Practicum (3)
PSYC 679 Seminar II: School Psychology Practicum (3)
PSYC 680 Seminar I: School Psychology Internship (3)
PSYC 681 Seminar II: School Psychology Internship (3)
*determined by advisement.
Academic advisor: Dr. Marie McGrath, 610-647-4400, ext. 3437
Admission to the M.A. in School Psychology and Ed.S. programs is for the fall semester only. See the application requirements and apply.