Nova Southeastern University
College of Psychology
School Psychology, Psy.D.
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
School Psychology, Psy.D.
The program is committed to a practitioner-informed-by-science training model. Students are prepared as highly competent problem-solvers who draw upon a strong foundation in core knowledge areas of school psychology to promote the educational and social-emotional competence of children. Moreover, students are prepared to offer the continuum of empirically supported services, including prevention, assessment, consultation, and intervention. Training builds upon the crucial base of scientific knowledge and develops the skills necessary for professional competence. It prepares students to be lifelong interpreters, utilizers, and producers of research through a mentorship in the process of scientific investigation. Students develop a capstone, Professional Research Project that demonstrates their research proficiency. Intensive, sequential practica and course-specific tasks are designed to provide students with opportunities for the application and integration of methods of psychological assessment and intervention, under close supervision. Internship provides the culminating training experience in preparing the student as a school psychology practitioner.
The program recognizes the importance of delivering school psychological services from a collaborative framework. Students learn to view problems from a systems perspective, focusing on the roles of the child, family, school, and community. Training emphasizes an awareness of, sensitivity to, and respect for multicultural and individual differences within the context of each of these diverse systems. Technological resources and competencies are similarly woven throughout the curriculum to train school psychologists to deliver services in the most efficient manner by utilizing contemporary tools.
Accreditation:Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone number: 404-679-4501). The specialist program in school psychology is approved by the Florida Department of Education (DOE). In addition, the special
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 118
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.
Locale: Large Suburb
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