This distance-learning program, offered jointly through the division of International and Educational Outreach, Psychology and Counseling, Educational and Developmental Psychology, is delivered through web-conferencing technology. The program is designed for working professionals and is offered through evening and summer courses. Appropriate candidates for the program are educators, counselors and mental health professionals who currently hold a master's degree in their respective field.
We adhere to a scientist-practitioner model that prepares students for practice as a school psychologist. Candidates completing our program are prepared to receive a Residency Educational Staff Associate (ESA) Certificate in School Psychology from Washington's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Students are encouraged to seek national certification through preparation of individual portfolios. Coursework, practicum and internships are aligned with state and national training standards. Specific areas of training include student and program evaluation (measurement principles); development of academic and social-behavioral intervention plans (e.g., instructional and behavioral analysis, consultation and home-school collaboration); and research (methods and statistics). The program adopts a preventative focus by training candidates to assess and intervene at the school-wide and at-risk group level. Knowledge and skills are developed through integrated coursework, field experiences and internship. The program duration is two calendar years, beginning in summer.
Early consideration deadline for completed applications is January 15. All application materials must be received by March 1 for consideration of summer admission.
135D Martin Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
Plan of Study
Summer I: Introduction to the field courses and cognitive assessment/lab
Academic Year I: majority of assessment, intervention and foundational courses (estimated two nights per week) and yearlong practicum involving 1 day per week (or two half days) at a school site
Summer II: Focused content courses
Academic Year II: Consultation course and 1200 hour full time internship
Technology Requirements for Participation (not required for the interview but must be purchased and demonstrated working by the start date):
Course Requirements and Credit Hours
PSYC 503 Applied Learning Theory and Behavior Modification (4)
PSYC 507 Theories of Human Development (4)
PSYC 510 Professional School Psychology I (4)
PSYC 511 Professional School Psychology II(4)
PSYC 512 Professional School Psychology III(4)
PSYC 523 Academic and Social/Behavioral Interventions (4)
PSYC 565 Developmental Psychopathology (4)
PSYC 560 School Psychology Consultation (4)
PSYC 589 Multicultural Assessment: Issues in the Schools (4)
CEDP 697 or PSYC 695 School Psychology Internship (15)
PSYC 534 Human Neuropsychology (4)
PSYC 543/CEDP 543 School-based Individual Intervention (4)
PSYC 554 Cognitive Assessment (4)
PSYC 556/CEDP 556 Personality and Behavioral Assessment (4)
PSYC 558/CEDP 695 Practicum: School Psychology (12)
PSYC 559 Cognitive Assessment Lab (3)
PSYC/CEDP 596 Research and Statistics (4) (online)
Minimum total credits for above certificate: 90 credits
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