Master of Education
The Master of Education (MEd) in School Psychology is a National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) approved 69-credit program designed for individuals who desire certification in school psychology at the state and national level. Those candidates who already possess a master’s degree in a related field will want to explore the post-master’s CAGS or professional certification program. Candidates are expected to possess strong interpersonal skills.
The program focuses on preparing school psychologists who understand and are sensitive to the needs of the individuals with whom they work, and emphasizes those abilities that enable practitioners to promote the development of children not only in direct ways, but also through consultation and the initiation of systemic change.
In this professional preparation program, emphasis is placed on personal and interpersonal growth in addition to academic excellence. The program is structured so that students progress through a foundational core of knowledge, skill development, and application. This is facilitated by a sequence of field experiences that progressively assist students to connect theory with practice. The pre-practicum experience is integrated into Foundations of School Psychology (SY 6010) and includes shadowing a school psychologist in a school setting. Finally, the 1,200-hour internship places students in settings that allow them to experience the full range of actives that are associated with the role of the school psychologist. While completing their internship experiences, students must be able to attend weekly seminars in Plymouth.
Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when School Psychology courses will be offered.
Foundation Component – 27 credits
|CO 5040 Social Behavior and Diversity||3|
|CO 5050 Advanced Human Development||3|
|CO 5070 Research Design in the Helping Professions||3|
|CO 5130 Psychopharmacology and the Biological Basis of Mental Health||3|
|CO 5260 Counseling Theories and Personality||3|
|SY 5300 Foundations and Multicultural Aspects of Parenting||3|
|CO 5770 Psychopathology: Disorders of Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood||3|
|ED 5060 Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development||3|
|CO 5650 Critical Issues in Schools||3|
Professional Component – 42 credits
|CO 5020 Counseling Skills||3|
|CO 5780 Working with Youth and Their Systems||3|
|SY 6600 Principles of School Neuropsychology||3|
|SY 6010 Foundations: School Psychology||3|
|SY 6200 Behavioral Assessment, Analysis, and Intervention||3|
|SY 6300 Social/Emotional/Behavioral Assessment||3|
|SY 6400 Administering Individual Intelligence Tests||3|
|SY 6500 Educational Assessment and Consultation||3|
|SY 6700 Practicum I: Assessment, Intervention, and Consultation||3|
|SY 6710 Practicum II: Integration and Case Studies||3|
|SY 6800 School Psychology Internship and Seminar (1,200 hrs with full-time school psychologist)||12|
Total for MEd School Psychology – 69 credits
Note: Students who complete the program may wish to apply for national certification, which is granted by the National School Psychology Certification Board and is called NCSP for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist. The University’s school psychology graduate program has been approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education.
Add a concentration
Students who are interested in adding a concentration to the MEd in School Psychology can choose from the following options:
- Eating Disorders Institute
- Organizational Approaches to Transformation and Healing (OATH)
- Personal Approaches to Transformation and Healing (PATH) Institute
- Play Therapy
- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS)