Required Courses – School Psychology Master's Program

All students in the School Psychology program complete a standard scientist-practitioner-oriented school psychology curriculum. Student coursework may vary depending on prior graduate coursework and waivers. Required courses are designed to meet relevant APA and licensure requirements. All required courses must be completed with a grade of at least B-.

Please note required coursework may vary from year to year. Current students should always defer to their Program of Work for course requirements and consult with their faculty advisor / Graduate Advisor for any needed clarifications.

School Psychology Master’s students are required to complete:

  1. Foundation Courses
  2. School Psychology program courses
  3. Out-of-Specialization courses
  4. Practica and Internship

Note: the first digit in a Course Number denotes the number of credit hours of the course. Example: EDP 480C Correlation & Regression Methods = 4 credit hours.  

I. EDP Foundation Courses (16 credit hours)

These courses represent core foundational knowledge in Educational Psychology

  • EDP 380C.2 Fundamental Statistics: prerequisite course for all Methods area courses. Recommend students take in the summer prior to or during their 1st semester.
  • EDP 480C.6 Statistical Analysis for Experimental Data
  • EDP 381C.2 Research Design & Methods for Psych and Education (or alternative approved by Adviser)
  • EDP 382D Psychology of Learning
  • EDP 382F.3 Life Span Development

II. School Psychology Program Courses (34 hours)

The following Program Courses reflect three areas of training: assessment, intervention, and research, with both didactic courses and those with an emphasis on practice. Students may be able to waive some program courses if they have already completed relevant graduate work in these areas, dependent on department approval. 

Professional Development (3 hours)

  • EDP 385C.8 Law, Ethics, & History of School Psychology

Psychoeducational Assessment and Intervention (7 hours)

  • EDP 483C.4 Individual Testing
  • EDP 383C.6 Academic Assessment & Intervention

Social/Emotional Assessment and Interpersonal Intervention (6 hours)

  • EDP 383C.30 Developmental Psychopathology
  • EDP 383C.8 Social/Emotional Assessment with Children & Adolescents

Behavioral Assessment and Intervention (3 hours)

  • EDP 384C.22 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children & Adolescents

Family Intervention (3 hours)

  • EDP 384C.12 Family Systems Interventions: Children & Adolescents

Consultation Theory and Process (3 hours)

  • EDP 385C.2 Consultation, Collaboration, and Supervision

Neuropsychological Assessment (3 hours)

  • EDP 382E.2 Biological Bases of Behavior

Multicultural Competency (3 hours)

  • EDP 384C.18 Multicultural Counseling, or alternative approved by School Psychology Area Chair

III. Practica and Internship (15 hours)

Program requirements include practica and internship.

Practica (9 hours)

  • EDP 383D Practicum in School Psychology: Level 1
  • EDP 383E Practicum in School Psychology: Level 2
  • EDP 383F: Practicum in School Psychology: Level 3

Internship (6 hours)

  • EDP 393E School Psychology Specialist Internship (2 semesters)

IV. Out-of-Specialization Courses (6 hours)

In addition to foundation and program area requirements, students must complete the following additional coursework outside of their program area. These courses are an opportunity to enhance interests and form relationships with out-of-area faculty; course choices must be approved by faculty adviser.

  • 1 course taken outside of the EDP department (3 hours)
  • 1 course taken either in another program area within EDP or outside of the department (3 hours)
    • This requirement is fulfilled by the required course 382E.2 Biological Bases of Behavior

Praxis Exam

Students generally take the Praxis II exam in the summer before or during the internship year.

SSP Portfolio

During the final semester of internship, students are required to submit a portfolio of their work. The portfolio should be well-organized and include evidence that the student has successfully completed required internship activities and demonstrated knowledge and skills in the NASP Domains of Competency. Materials in the portfolio include: Emotional Disturbance report, Learning Disability report, Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavioral Intervention plan, Manifestation Determination documents, Counseling and Crisis Intervention, Pre-referral Consultation/Student Assistance Team Involvement, Teacher/Parent Consultation documents, In-service and Research, Diversity Experience, and Professional Exam (PRAXIS).