Post-Master’s Certificate in School Psychology: Curriculum
The post-master's certificate in school psychology will prepare you with the clinical skills necessary to become a school psychologist. Courses focus on psychological assessment, consultation, counseling, behavioral interventions and research/evaluation. Practica experiences (approximately 300-350 hours) and an intensive internship experience (minimum 1,200 hours) are integral components of the program.
Get a description of each of Cal U's school psychology courses from our Course Catalog.
Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the post-master's certificate.
Post-Master's Certificate in School Psychology: 67 Credits
|PSY 702* Psychopathology of Childhood||3|
|PSY 713 Psychology of Growth and Development||3|
|PSY 712 Advanced Psychology of Learning||3|
|PSY 741 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy||3|
|PSY 720 Neuropsychology||3|
|PSY 721 Advanced Tests and Measurements||3|
|PSY 795* Seminar in Behavior Modification||3|
|PSY 752 Fundamentals of School Psychology||3|
|PSY 710* Principles of Instruction and Intervention||3|
|PSY 761 Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology I: Univariate||3|
|PSY 762 Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology II: Multivariate||3|
|PSY 796 Seminar in Analysis of Research in School Psych (non-thesis option) OR||3|
|PSY 849 Thesis Option (see student manual)||3|
PSY 722 Individual Psychological Evaluation I
PSY 723 Individual Psychological Evaluation II
PSY 724 Practicum in School Psychology
PSY 734 Assessment of Personality and Behavior I
PSY 742 Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Practicum
PSY 756 Consultation and Group Processes
EDU 650* Supporting English Language Learners 3
PSY 773/774 Internship in School Psychology
PSY 798 Seminar in Professional School Psychology
For the educational specialist certification in school psychology in Pennsylvania, candidates must attain the qualifying scores in these exams:
Master’s Comprehensive Examination
Praxis II in School Psychology
*These courses meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Chapter 49 requirements of 9 credits addressing accommodations and adaptations for diverse learners in inclusive settings (PSY 702, PSY 710 and PSY 795) and 3 credits of meeting the needs of English language learners (EDU 650).