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

Total Hours Required

64 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 assessment case and an intervention report. At the Clinical Skills Forum, students orally present their case and intervention.
 

Program of Study

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
PSY 5423Cognitive Assessment 3
PSY 5803
PSY 6931
Introduction to School Psychology
and Practicum in Applied Psychology
4
PSY 6444Theory and Practice of Counseling With Children and Adolescents 4
 Semester Credit Hours 11
SpringTCCN
PSY 5463Academic Assessment 3
PSY 6383Cross Cultural Psychology 3
PSY 6703
PSY 6931
Direct Behavioral Interventions
and Practicum in Applied Psychology
4
 Semester Credit Hours 10
SummerTCCN
PSY 5473Social-Emotional Assessment of Children 3
PSY 6233Preschool Assessment 3
PSY 6423Psychopathology and Exceptionalities in Childhood and Adolescence 3
 Semester Credit Hours 9
Second Year
FallTCCN
PSY 5923Supervised Practicum 3
PSY 6103Cognition and Emotion 3
PSY 6853Supervision and Consultation Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours 9
SpringTCCN
PSY 5304Advanced Psychological Statistics I 4
PSY 5533Evidence-Based Intervention: Academic 3
PSY 5923Supervised Practicum 3
PSY 6673Therapeutic and Crisis Interventions for Children and Adolescents 3
 Semester Credit Hours 13
SummerTCCN
PSY 5853Seminar in School Psychology 3
PSY 6253Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
 Semester Credit Hours 6
Third Year
FallTCCN
PSY 6933Internship in Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours 3
SpringTCCN
PSY 6933Internship in Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours 3
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  64