Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.
Empower Students with Better Study Habits and Social Skills
Work with struggling elementary and secondary school students to measurably improve their school experiences, academic outcomes, and psychological well-being.
This NASP-approved Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in School Psychology prepares you for permanent NYS certification as a school psychologist or for related careers in educational consulting, scholastic assessment, and behavioral intervention services.
In the program, you learn how to create evidence-based treatment programs that equip children and young adults with constructive study habits, useful coping strategies, and positive ways of interacting with peers, parents, teachers, and school administrators.
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.
- Advanced Developmental Psychology
- Learning and Instruction
- Developmental Psychopathology
- Choose two: Developmental Neuropsychology, Individual Differences in Human Behavior, Social Psychology Foundations in Professional Psychology
- 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
- 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.
For more information contact Deborah Kundert at email@example.com.
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.
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