School Psychology Course Requirements

M.ED. – Education and Psychological Foundations (35 credits)
ED 610 Research in Education 3 cr.
COUN 620 Human Development: Biological and Learned Bases of Behavior 3 cr.
COUN 625 Social and Cultural Bases of Behavior 3 cr.
COUN 635 Introduction to Psychopathology 3 cr.
COUN 660 Helping Relationships: Counseling Theories and Practices 3 cr.
SPSY 540 Learning Exceptionalities** 3 cr.
SPSY 547 Characteristic of Individuals with Mild Disabilities 3 cr.
SPSY 548 Initial Practicum in Special Education (or Elective) ** 3 cr.
SPSY 551 Applied Behavior Analysis 3 cr.
SPSY 644 Psycho-Educational Assessment in Special Education 3 cr.
SPSY 645 Advanced Strategies for Teaching Individuals with Mild Disabilities (gr. 1-6) 3 cr.
SPSY 646 Advanced Practicum in Special Education 2 cr.
**SPSY 540 and SPSY 548 are required of students with no previous special education background. Candidates who have special education background may replace these courses with electives drawn from the list below.


ED.S – Education Specialist Component (33 credits)
ED 505 Computers in Education 2 cr.
SPSY 550 Models of Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education 3 cr.
SPSY 671 Intellectual Assessment 3 cr.
SPSY 674 Assessment of Social and Emotional Functioning 3 cr.
SPSY 680 Introduction to School Psychology 2 cr.
SPSY 681 Practicum in School Psychology 3 cr.
SPSY 683 Internship in School Psychology 6 cr.
SPSY 684 Internship in School Psychology 0 cr.
SPSY 688 Statistical Interpretation for School Program Evaluation 2 cr.
SPSY 693 Professional Issues and Ethics for School Psychologists 3 cr.
  Elective Credit 6 cr.

Electives for M.ED. and ED.S.
Components of School Psychology Program
ED 560 Reading in the Content Areas 3 cr.
ED 561 Literacy – Language Processes and Phonics 3 cr.
ED 564 The Teaching of Reading in Early/Middle Childhood Grades 3 cr.
ED 566 Literacy-Diagnostic Assessment and Instruction 4 cr.
ED 611 Teacher Research 3 cr.
ED 613 Advanced Educational Psychology 3 cr.
ED 614 Historical, Philosophical, and Sociological Foundations of Education 3 cr.
ED 615 School and Society 3 cr.
ED 616 Current Educational Thought 3 cr.
ED 619 Cultural and Legal Foundations of Education 3 cr.
ED 623 Educational Support Systems 3 cr.
PSY 550 Human Cognition 3 cr.
PSY 602 Research Methods in Psychology 3 cr.
PSY 690 Special Topics in Psychology 3 cr.
COUN 545 Community and Health Psychology 3 cr.
COUN 570 Assessment in Counseling: Testing and Appraisal 3 cr.
COUN 662 Helping Relationships: Counseling Processes 3 cr.
COUN 664 Career Counseling: Appraisal and Intervention 3 cr.
COUN 668 Group Counseling 3 cr.
COUN 685 Counseling Practicum 3 cr.
COUN 691 Topics in Counseling (particularly the Applied Behavior Analysis and Consultation Topics) 3 cr.
COUN 698 Master’s Research Proposal 3 cr.
COUN 699 Master’s Research and Thesis 3 cr.
SPSY 590 Current Issues and Topics in School Psychology 3 cr.
SPED 689 Advanced Strategies for Teaching Individuals with Mild Disabilities (gr. 6-12) 3 cr.
SPED 692 Research Project in Special Ed. 3 cr.
SPED 695 Independent Study 3 cr.
SPED 699 Master’s Thesis 3 cr.