School of Professional and Continuing Studies
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
M.S.ED. in School Psychology
School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.
The 60-credit M.S.Ed. Program in School Psychology provides students with core knowledge and skills necessary to work in today’s schools. Specifically our program has outlined eleven competencies based on those competencies laid out by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Those include: data-based decision-making; consultation and collaboration; effective instruction; socialization and the development of life-skills; student diversity in development and learning; school and systems organization; policy development and the development of appropriate school climate; prevention, crisis intervention and mental health interventions; home-school collaboration; research and program evaluation; individualized professional development; and information technology. Our 60-credit MSED Program in School Psychology is registered with the New York State Education Department as satisfying the educational requirements for provisional certification as a school psychologist.
In addition to the requirements for the general School Psychology degree, students may elect to take one or both of two specializations, each of which entails another 6 credits of course work:
Students may also elect to undergo the School Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis (SPABA) coursework sequence. The SPABA sequence prepares students to work with individuals with autism, autism spectrum disorders, and well as other related issues in schools, homes in diverse urban environments. In the SPABA sequence, students supplement their training in school psychology with an intensive series of courses as well as two internship experiences, both of which are approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB©). In this four year sequence, students will graduate after three years with an M.S.Ed. in School Psychology, and then complete their coursework and experiential requirements in the 4th year.
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999