Advanced Studies in School Psychology (Graduate Certificate)

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is only for students in the M.A. program in School & Community Psychology. Admission is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Students must be in good academic standing in the School and Community Psychology M.A. program to apply and enroll in the Certificate program. Students will be admitted concurrently to the Certificate program for the Spring/Summer of second year of the Master's program.

 

The last fourteen credits of the School and Community Psychology program are the internships, which are the basis for this Graduate Certificate and are required for full completion of this program and for recommendation for state school psychology certification and state psychology limited licensing (LLP). Students are required to complete a professional portfolio, to attend supervision meetings, and to conduct a comprehensive case study and presentation at the end of the Certificate program. Students are evaluated by both university faculty and field supervisors on both their professional skills and their professional behaviors and attitudes as outlined by the National Association of School Psychologists. During Spring/ Summer of the second year, students will complete their Master's requirements by enrolling in EDP 8320 and EDP 8330 for a total of eight credits and during this time period, students will be concurrently enrolled in the M.A. and Graduate Certificate program, and these credits will count toward both the Master's degree and the Certificate. Graduate School policy permits nine credits to be applied to fulfill the requirements of both a Certificate and a Master's degree. Students will complete the final six credits of the Certificate by enrolling in EDP 8360 during the third year of the program. The curriculum is outlined below.

EDP 8320Internship in Clinical Procedures I5
EDP 8330Practicum/Field Experience in School Psychology 3
EDP 8360Internship in School Psychology6
Total Credits14

All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.