Help Youth Overcome Academic and Emotional Challenges
Prepare for a career helping children and youth in K-12 schools achieve educational and social success with an APA-accredited doctoral degree in school psychology.
This program teaches you how to identify and evaluate students who are struggling with schoolwork, exhibiting behavioral problems, and/or experiencing mental health issues and social difficulties.
In addition to expert-level subject knowledge, you gain practical experience collaborating with teachers, counselors, and families through required fieldwork and internships in which you plan interventions and implement support strategies.
The PsyD program meets New York State education requirements for professional psychologist licensure.
Program of Study
Most students complete the program in five to six years. You need to enroll full-time for a minimum of one academic year, and may transfer up to 47 approved graduate credits to shorten your completion time.
- History and Systems of Educational Psychology
- Introduction to School Psychology
- Social Psychology Foundations in Professional Psychology
- Multicultural Counseling
- Individual Differences in Human Behavior
- Developmental Psychopathology
- Developmental Neuropsychology
- Choose two: Advanced Developmental Psychology, Comparative Theories of Human Development, Seminar in Human Development.
Cognition and Affect
Choose one: Advanced Educational Psychology: Learning and Instruction, Children's Learning, Advanced Topics
- Statistical Methods II
- Multivariate Methods for Applied Researchers and Evaluators
- Choose two: Educational Research Design, Seminar in Educational Research, Research Issues in School Psychology.
Assessment and Diagnosis
- Educational and Psychological Assessment
- Psychoeducational Assessment I, II, and III (Intellectual, Educational, Behavioral and Social-Emotional)
Effective Intervention and Consultation
- School Crisis Preparedness and Intervention
- Instructional Consultation and Intervention
- Psychoeducational Intervention I, III, and IV (Behavioral Intervention and Consultation, Psychotherapy, and Prevention and Health Promotion)
- Philosophy of Education
- Introduction to Human Exceptionality
- Emergent Literacy
Field Training in School Psychology
- Practicum: 450 hours
- School Experience: 750 hours
- Advanced School or Agency Fieldwork: 750 hours
- Full-Time Internship in School Psychology: 12 months
Choose an additional course that interests you.
Pass a series of subject exams that indicate your readiness to continue with your proposed dissertation research.
Complete an independent school psychology research project and present your findings in a publishable written report.
For more information contact Deborah K. Kundert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PsyD in School Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Conferral of the degree meets the education requirement needed to achieve professional licensure as a practicing psychologist in the state of New York.
For further accreditation information, contact:
Commission on Accreditation
American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First St., NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
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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