School Psychology: Curriculum
While you are in our graduate school psychology program, you will complete a rigorous course of study to gain the competences needed to provide a wide range of psychological services.
Professional skills emphasized include psychological assessment, consultation, counseling, behavioral interventions and research/evaluation. Practical experiences (minimum 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 master's degree. You can also view the recommended framework of courses for the certification program.
MASTER OF SCIENCE
(31 ADDITIONAL FOR POST-MASTER’S CERTIFICATE IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) (SLFull, 2006)
Certification: Post-master’s certificate in school psychology
The school psychology program offers graduate study leading to a Master of Science degree and/or a post-master’s certificate in school psychology. The program is built on a respect for human diversity and does not discriminate in its practices or polices based on race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion or ethnic background.
- Two professional letters of recommendation, i.e., from professors or employers (use recommendation form found at http://www.calu.edu/academics/graduate-programs/files/LETTER_OF_RECOMMENDATION_form_grad_program.pdf
- Minimum overall undergraduate 3.00 GPA
- Graduate School Application plus $25 nonrefundable application fee
- Official transcripts
- Autobiographical essay focusing on student’s motivation to become a school psychologist
- Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or GRE scores
Admission to the Certification Program:
Individuals who have earned a master’s degree in school psychology or a related area may apply for direct admission to the certification phase of the school psychology program. Applicants to the certification phase are not required to submit a Miller Analogies Test score; however, all other admission requirements listed for the master’s degree program must be met.
|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 Instructional Design||3|
|PSY 766: Psychological Statistics I||3|
|PSY 762: Psychological Statistics II||3|
|PSY 796: Seminar in Analysis of Research in School Psych 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
PSY 773: Internship in School Psychology
PSY 798: Seminar in Professional School Psychology
For initial certification, students must have:
6 credits of college math*
3 credits of English composition*
3 credits of English/American literature*
*These credits may be graduate or undergraduate credits
School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
Angela Bloomquist, Ed.D., Program Coordinator; Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Holiday Adair, Ph.D., University of Akron
Kirk John, Program Coordinator; Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Nickolas Martin, Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Mason, Ph.D., Ball State University
Rebecca Regeth, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
Carrie Rosengart, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Linda Toth, Ed.D., West Virginia University