Psy.S - Educational Specialist in School Psychology
The Department of Psychology offers a specialist degree (Psy.S) in school psychology with specialization in deafness, which includes a master's degree (M.A.) in developmental psychology.
The program of study is designed to provide a comprehensive plan of studies that integrates basic psychology, practitioner skills, and educational planning. The fundamental commitment of the program is to develop competent school psychologists who also subspecialize in the area of deafness, whose skills will be directed to service in a variety of educational settings. The program centers on a solid core of academic and applied courses supplemented by extensive practicum experiences and a one year internship.
The school psychology program is fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); therefore, graduates of the Gallaudet program may receive certification as school psychologists in the many states that recognize NASP/ NCATE accredited training programs.