Specialist in School Psychology (S.S.P.)

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Total Hours Required

60-68 semester credit hours.

Internship

School Psychology students are required to complete at least one academic year of supervised internship experience consisting of a minimum of 1200 clock hours, at least 600 hours of which must be in a school setting. The student will consult with the Internship Coordinator in order to arrange for appropriate placement. The internship cannot begin until the student has completed all coursework and passed the Clinical Skills Review.

Special Requirements

Students are required to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale in all courses applied to the degree. If a grade of ‘C’ or less is earned in a course, the student will be required to meet with his/her program committee. The program committee and the student shall determine appropriate steps for remediation. If a second grade of ‘C’ or less is earned, the student will again be required to meet with his/her program committee. If a third ‘C’ or less is earned, the student will be dismissed from the program.

Comprehensive Examination

The capstone evaluation for Specialist students is the Clinical Skills Review. Students submit a comprehensive case and an intervention report. At the Clinical Skills Forum, students orally present their case and intervention.
 

Suggested Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
PSY 5803
  & PSY 6931
Introduction to School Psychology4
PSY 6103Cognition and Emotion3
PSY 5423Cognitive Assessment3
 Semester Credit Hours10
Spring
PSY 6703
  & PSY 6931
Direct Behavioral Interventions4
PSY 5463
  & PSY 6931
Academic Assessment and Curriculum Interventions4
PSY 5353Research Design3
 Semester Credit Hours11
Summer
PSY 6133Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience3
PSY 6423Psychopathology and Exceptionalities in Childhood and Adolescence3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
PSY 5473
  & PSY 6931
Social-Emotional Assessment in Children4
PSY 6961Research Team1
PSY 6853
  & PSY 6931
Supervision and Consultation Psychology4
PSY 5304Advanced Psychological Statistics I4
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
PSY 6673
  & PSY 6931
Therapeutic Interventions for Children and Adolescents4
PSY 6233Preschool and Low-Incidence Assessment3
PSY 5923Supervised Practicum3
 Semester Credit Hours10
Summer
PSY 5853Seminar in School Psychology3
PSY 6383Cross Cultural Psychology3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Third Year
Fall
PSY 6933Internship in Psychology3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Spring
PSY 6933Internship in Psychology3
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 62