School Psychology

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.

Curriculum Requirements

Foundation Component – 27 credits

Professional Component – 42 credits

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.

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Students who are interested in adding a concentration to the MEd in School Psychology can choose from the following options:

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