MA - School Psychology, Certification in School Psychology
The school psychology program provides the education to become a professional school psychologist at the master's plus certification level (60 credits). The program emphasizes the development of skills to provide direct service to school-aged children and the development of competencies necessary for maximizing the educational potential of all children. Students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to foster learning and social development. There are opportunities within the program to develop special competencies in areas that include behavior problems of children and adolescents, neuropsychological assessment, and special needs populations. A multitude of settings are available for practicum and internship training and include a University-based Psychological Services Center and many opportunities to train and interact within a multidisciplinary team approach. The school psychology program is recognized by and registered with the New Jersey State Department of Education. Please see the checksheet.
Course work is provided in the following areas:
* Knowledge base in psychology and education
* Research Methods in Professional Practice
* Child Assessment
* School-Based Interventions
* Child Therapy
* Professional Identification, Ethics and Law
* Neuropsychological Assessment
* Electives in Clinical Psychology and Education
Training culminates in a University supervised externship in the schools under the supervision of a certified school psychologist.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.