Course of Study

The School Psychology Training Program is a 73-semester hour program that takes three years to complete. Students enter in the fall with a cohort of first-year colleagues and progress through the program together.  We offer an innovative curriculum that is research-based and consistent with best practice in the field of school psychology. Students typically take the following courses:

Fall Year One (MS) - 13 Hours
PSYC 631 Cognitive/Intellectual Assessment Techniques (4)

PSYC 632 Child Behavioral Assess/Intervention (3)

PSYC 665 School Psychological Services (3)

PSYC 663 Child Psychopathology (3)



Spring Year One (MS) - 12 hours
PSYC 633 Instructional Assessment and Intervention (3)

PSYC 635 Advanced Cognitive and Psycho-educational Assessment (4)

PSYC 689 Practicum in Clinic Setting (2)

PSYC 785 Neuropsychological Assessment (3)

Summer Year One (MS) - 9 hours
PSYC 610 Analysis of Behavioral Data (3) (Summer I)

PSYC 611 Methodology and Program Evaluation in Psychology (3) (May semester)

PSYC 660 Human Growth and Lifespan Development (3) (Summer I)


Fall Year Two (EdS) 13 hours
PSYC 687 Pre-Internship Seminar (2)

PSYC 688 Consultation & Collaboration in the Schools, Home and Community (3)

PSYC 692 Comprehensive Mental Health and Crisis Intervention and Prevention in Schools I (3)

PSYC 708 Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (2)

PSYC 781 School Based Practicum I (3)

Spring Year Two (EdS) - 12 hours
PSYC 638 Early Childhood Assessment/ Intervention (3)

PSYC 693 Comprehensive Mental Health and Crisis Intervention and Prevention in Schools II (3)

PSYC 782 School Based Practicum II (3)

EDRD 688 – Foundations of Literacy Instruction (3)



Summer Year Two (EdS) - 3 hours 
EDUC 670 – Multicultural Education  or PSYC 698 – Directed Study (study abroad experience)


Fall Year Three (EdS) - 6 hours 

PSYC 795 School Psychology Internship (6)

Spring Year Three (EdS) - 6 hours 
PSYC 796 School Psychology Internship (6)

Students in the school psychology program earn both an M.S. degree in Psychology and an Ed.S. degree in School Psychology. The M.S. degree is conferred following successful completion of year 1 in the program (34 credits) and the Ed.S. degree is earned following successful completion of all 3 years in the program (73 credits).