University College - Metropolitan Campus
1000 River Road T-KB1-01
Teaneck, NJ 07940
Master of Arts/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. The program features opportunities to develop special competencies in areas such as assessment, identifying and treating behavior problems in children and adolescent, utilizing curriculum-based measurement tools to assess school health and student progress, and assisting students on the autism spectrum in strengthening academic and life skills. A multitude of settings are available for practicum and externship training, including varied public and private schools in Bergen County, as well as on FDU’s campus, where students have opportunities to work with college students and parents. The school psychology program is recognized by and registered with the New Jersey State Department of Education. The program holds full NASP accreditation, and graduates are able to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists upon successful completion of the PRAXIS examination and externship requirements.
Course work allows students to acquire and apply knowledge in the following area:
Training culminates in a University supervised externship in the schools under the supervision of a certified school psychologist.
Admission Requirements for M.A. Program
Completed applications for admissions are due by March 15th for September admission.
Students are admitted either full time or part time, both requiring the completion of a minimum of two courses per semester. Full time enrollment in the program is highly recommended.
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 60
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1154.00 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999