Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 68 (30 credits M.Ed.; 38 credits post-master's Ed.S.)

Required Courses:

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
SPSY 5667Introduction to Cognitive Assessment3
SPSY 5672Personality and Psychotherapy3
SPSY 5676Applied Behavior Analysis3
SPSY 8775Legal and Ethical Problems and Professional Responsibility3
SPSY 9487Practicum in School Psychology1
 Term Credit Hours13
Spring
SPSY 5671Advanced Cognitive Assessment3
SPSY 5674Social and Behavioral Assessment for Intervention3
SPSY 8621Academic Assessment and Intervention3
SPSY 8777Psychotherapeutic Strategies3
SPSY 9487Practicum in School Psychology1
 Term Credit Hours13
Summer
EPSY 5561Development and Learning Over the Lifespan3
 Term Credit Hours3
Year 2
Fall
EDUC 5101Critical Understanding of Social Science Research3
SPSY 9487Practicum in School Psychology1
SPSY 9587School Consultation3
SPSY 9687Clinical Supervision Seminar in School Psychology3
SPSY 9688Psychoeducational Clinic3
 Term Credit Hours13
Spring
SPSY 8770Seminar: Special Topics in School Psychology3
SPSY 9487Practicum in School Psychology1
SPSY 9687Clinical Supervision Seminar in School Psychology3
SPSY 9688Psychoeducational Clinic3
 Term Credit Hours10
Summer
SPSY 9487Practicum in School Psychology1
SPSY 9788Seminar on Children with Low Incidence Disabilities3
 Term Credit Hours4
Year 3
Fall
SPSY 9885Internship in School Psychology16
SPSY 9986Internship in School Psychology16
 Term Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours: 68
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Twelve credits overall are needed to meet the internship requirement. The credits may be taken throughout Year 3 in the Fall, Spring, and/or Summer terms.

Internship: For certification, an internship with a minimum of 1,200 hours in an approved setting must be completed. A minimum of 600 hours must be in a school setting. The internship can be full-time for a year or half-time over two years.

Culminating Events:
Comprehensive Examination:
The comprehensive examination is an essay examination that covers key areas of Psychology and School Psychology to determine the student's competence and ability to explain key concepts. The comprehensive exam is only required for a student whose GPA is below 3.5 at the completion of M.Ed. coursework.

Portfolio Review:
During the internship year, students must submit a portfolio of professional work for review by the advisor.

Clearance Requirements

Students enrolled in courses that require fieldwork or internships must submit updated child abuse, criminal and drug clearances every year. Learn more about submitting clearance requirements.

Prerequisite Coursework

Students should have completed coursework in child development, elementary statistics, general psychology and learning/cognition theory. If you haven’t taken these courses, you will need to enroll in a few introductory courses in educational psychology, human development and learning theory.

Please note that these are not admission prerequisites, but students enrolled in the program may need to complete coursework in these areas concurrent to the requirements of their program.