M.S. Counseling, Clinical Child/School Psychology
The Masters in Counseling: School Psychology Credential Program is designed to promote social justice and democracy by preparing knowledgeable and competent professional School Psychologists.
School Psychology is one of the Best Careers of 2011, according to U.S. News and World Reports . CSUEB's Clinical Child/School Psychology (CCSP) Program is a nationally recognized training program that prepares professionals to make a difference in their communities. Founded in 1973, CSUEB's CCSP is the largest and earliest program in the Northern California Bay Area to receive approval from the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP). Program graduates are dedicated School Psychologists who become leaders in culturally and linguistically diverse K-12 schools.
The CCSP promotes professional excellence, community involvement, and collaboration between School Psychologists and other professionals in order to create learning communities where K-12 students are engaged as learners, passionate about what they do, and empowered as people.
Our core social justice, democracy, and professional excellence philosophy is given life by preparing knowledgeable and competent professional School Psychologists who engage in Intervention, Consultation, Assessment, Research, and Education (I CARE).
Upon successful completion of the CCSP Program, graduates have three outcomes:
(1) MS in Counseling; (2) Recommendation for a California Credential in School Psychology; (3) Completion of coursework and hours necessary to apply for a Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Intern License. Additionally, graduates can apply to be Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSP), after field experience and related examination.
Program and Course Structure
The CCSP is a full-time, three-year program. Courses are offered in a defined cohort sequence during fall, winter, and spring terms, during the day, evening, and on some weekends. Candidates may choose to complete the MFT option as part of their degree program.
A "cohort" is a group of professionals who enter, move through, and graduate from the program in the same group, at the same time. Cohorts foster learning communities where professionals-in-training from both School Counseling and School Psychology support each other.
Faculty members in the Department of Educational Psychology have expertise in strength-based intervention, social-emotional and cognitive behavioral intervention and assessment, neuropsychological assessment of learning disabilities, child therapy, and consultation.
Clinical Work and Fieldwork
Professionals-in-training are prepared for clinical work with people who are struggling with both normal life problems and the more severe pathologies. We orient candidates to promote resilience and practice strengths-based interventions. Training, combined with actual practice in fieldwork and the Community Counseling Clinic, prepares professionals-in-training
for careers as School Psychologists and therapists. Professionals-in-training begin working in schools at the beginning of the program and have fieldwork opportunities in over 20 Bay-Area school districts. First-, second-, and third-year trainees provide support to students, teachers, and parents while completing course-related assignment.
WASC, National Association of School Psychologists
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 72
In State Tuition (per year): 5000 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 11000 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999