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Certificate of Advanced Study

School Psychology

Program of Study

The 73-credit CAS curriculum includes an embedded 30-credit master's in educational psychology that is required for permanent NYS certification as a school psychologist.


Psychological Foundations

  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Learning and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Choose two: Developmental Neuropsychology, Individual Differences in Human Behavior, Social Psychology Foundations in Professional Psychology


Educational Foundations

  • Macro-Sociology of Education and Administration
  • Introduction to Human Exceptionality
  • Characteristics of and Methods for Teaching Exceptional Secondary Students in Inclusive Settings
  • Seminar on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • Teaching Writing
  • Emergent Literacy

Research, Measurement, and Statistics

  • Seminar in Educational Research
  • Educational Research Design, Independent Study, or Master's Thesis
  • Statistical Methods II

Intervention and Problem-Solving

  • Psychoeducational Assessment I, II, and III: Intellectual, Educational, and Behavioral and Social-Emotional
  • School Crisis Preparedness and Intervention
  • Instructional Consultation and Intervention
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychoeducational Intervention I and IV: Behavioral Intervention and Consultation, and Prevention and Health Promotion

School Psychology and Required Training

In your first year in the program, you take courses and complete practice assignments such as administering and interpreting tests of intelligence and achievement.

  • Introduction to School Psychology
  • NYS Child Abuse Identification/Reporter Training
  • Violence Prevention in the Schools (Project SAVE)
  • Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA)

Professional Practice and Field Training

Field Experience I: Practicum in School Psychology: 420 Hours

In your second year, you move through a planned sequence of supervised training experiences that expose you to the full range of school psychology services. This requirement is usually fulfilled through two days of on-site work per week over two semesters, coupled with weekly meetings on campus.

Full-Time Student Internship in School Psychology: 1200 Hours

During your third-year internship, you directly participate in interventions and support students who are encountering educational, social, emotional, and behavioral problems in public schools. Internships typically comprise ten months of full-time work in a school setting, coupled with group seminars and reflective practice.


See graduate bulletin for details.

For more information contact Deborah Kundert at


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Graduate Student Funding

Stipends are available to CAS students through certain internship opportunities. To learn more, contact Deborah K. Kundert at


NASP-Approved Program

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in School Psychology program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists, and meets the education requirement needed to become a certified school psychologist in New York State.


For more information, contact:

National Association of School Psychologists
4340 East West Highway Suite 402
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-0270

Student Learning Objectives

Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.

Certificate of Advanced Study
  • To prepare research scholars in educational psychology with methodological competence to make contributions to the field.

Careers and Advisement

The Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center is the central office on campus serving undergraduate, graduate, and prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education and programs leading to teacher certification.

Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

Graduate Advisement:
Email Graduate Advisement
(518) 442-3529