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Western Kentucky University

Department of Psychology

Specialist in Education: School Psychology

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On internship with supervisor.
A School Psychology student works with a child.
Internship meeting.
Students and Dr. Myers present at the National Association of School Psychologists
School graduate students on internship meet with school personnel.
School Psychology graduate students "bond" on the steps.
The School Psychology Graduate Students
School Psychology Awareness Week Bake Sale 2013
School Psychology Awareness Week Bake Sale 2013
Dr. Elizabeth Jones and school psychology student Sean Reeder present a poster at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
School Psychology faculty and student "network" with famous names at the NASP conference in Washington.
School psychology student Sean Reeder explains his research to an attendee at NASP.
School psychology students at the NASP conference
Clinical and school faculty meet with community groups to explore additional graduate options.
Lauren Martin is a graduate of our School Psychology Ed.S. program and is currently employed as a school psychologist for the Warren County Schools. Lauren defended her dissertation March 27, 2014.

Course Requirements

"It is challenging but the professors are encouraging and positive." -- program graduate

The 67 graduate hours consist of lecture courses, practica, an internship, and a specialist project. Undergraduate, remedial coursework, and coursework designed to remove deficiencies in meeting requirements for program admission are excluded from credit to the school psychology degree.

All courses required by this program are designed to fulfill certification requirements as set forth by the Kentucky Department of Education and accreditation requirements as specified by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). A typical course sequence is as follows: (All courses are 3 credit hours unless noted differently.)

First Year, Fall Semester:
Psy 511    Psychology of Learning
Psy 521    Advanced Child Development
Psy 560    Assessment of Cognitive and Intellectual Functioning
Psy 562    Practicum - Psychological Assessment

First Year, January Term:
Psy 541    Professional Ethics & Standards in Psychology

First Year, Spring Semester:
Psy 562    Practicum - Psychological Assessment
Psy 563    Statistics & Psychometric Theory
Psy 641    Theories of Psychotherapy
Psy 643    Academic Assessment & Intervention

Summer after first year:
Psy 519    Psychological Perspectives on Classroom Behavior
Psy 540    Behavior Problems of Childhood & Adolescence

Second Year, Fall Semester
Psy 514    Program Evaluation
Psy 545    Clinical Child Psychology: Theory & Intervention
Psy 561    Advanced Assessment in Educational Settings
Psy 662    Practicum - Field Placement (2 hours)
Psy 699    Specialist Project (1 hour)

Second Year, Spring Semester
Psy 510    Advanced Educational Psychology
Psy 580    Advanced Physiological Psychology
Psy 645    Consultation in Education & Mental Health Settings
Psy 662    Practicum - Field Placement (2 hours)
Psy 699    Specialist Project (1 hour)

Third Year
Psy 592     Psychology Internship (3 credits per semester)
Psy 699     Specialist Project (2 credits per semester)

 

Related Link: Graduate Course Descriptions

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 Last Modified 9/25/14