School Psychology Graduate Program


Coursework

Year 1

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

PSY 500: Introduction to School Psychology, 3cr

PSY 524: Developmental Psychopathology, 3cr

PSY 550: Research in Applied Settings, 3cr

PSY 510: Tests and Measurement, 3cr

PSY 623: Intellectual Assessment, 3 cr

EDS 637: Explicit Language Instruction, 3cr

PSY 522:  Applied Behavior Analysis I, 3cr

PSY 523: Applied Behavior Analysis II, 3 cr

 

PSY 622: Educational Assessment, 3 cr

PSY 654:  School-based Intervention & Consultation, 3 cr

 

PSY 642: Assessment Practicum, 1cr

PSY 642: Assessment Practicum, 1cr

 

The first year coursework is designed to provide students with foundational information necessary for the profession. In addition, some first year courses are linked to a practicum experience in which students spend the entire academic year in a classroom with a local teacher (approximately one full day a week). This allows students to learn more about a teacher's experience and also practice some beginning skills such as completing classroom observations, conducting parent and teacher interviews, and administering and scoring standardized tests.

Year 2

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

PSY 624: Behavioral Assessment & Intervention, 3cr

PSY 655: Systems level consultation, 3 cr

PSY 658: Advanced ABA, 3 cr

EDS 638:  Instructional Practices: LD II, 3 cr

PSY 527:  Ethics & Diversity in Professional Practice, 3 cr

Elective to be determined, 3 cr

PSY 525: Behavior Analysis Applied to Autism and Developmental Disorders, 3 cr

EDL 653: Special Education Law, 3 cr

 

PSY 675: School Psychology Practicum, 3cr

PSY 675: School Psychology Practicum, 3cr

 

The second year coursework is designed for students to expand their knowledge and skillset. In addition, multiple courses are linked to a practicum experience in which students spend the entire academic year in a school setting with a local school psychologist (approximately two full days a week). This allows students to observe a local practitioner and build independence over the year with assessment, consultation, and intervention.

Year 3

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

PSY 685: School Psychology Internship, 3cr

PSY 685: School Psychology Internship, 3cr

 

The third year internship is designed for students to solidify their training and gain further independence as they work towards becoming school psychologists. Interns complete a full-year, full-time internship in a school setting under the supervision of a school psychologist. Interns connect with each other and the university internship coordinator via monthly seminars.