Master of Education
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.
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Students can complete the 69 credit MEd in School Psychology program by itself or add one of the following concentrations:
- 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
- Official transcripts from any/all college level work
- Three professional recommendations
- Current Resume
- Statement of interest
- Participation in the Group Interview – register here
- NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
- $75 application fee