PsyD. School Psychology
Psy.D. School Psychology is principally designed to train doctoral-level practitioners in schools, this 85-credit hour, local clinical scientist model Psy.D. program includes coursework, practica, a capstone project, and internship. Completion of this program leads to an M.S.Ed. in Child Psychology, Certification in School Psychology by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and prepares graduates to apply for licensure by a State Board of Psychology. Upon completing this program and successfully passing the Praxis School Psychology Exam, graduates may apply for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential. In addition to schools, school psychologists with a Psy.D. commonly practice in hospitals, child agencies and clinics, and independent practice. The School Psychology Program at Duquesne University has adopted 10 competencies around which coursework, field-experiences, and Program activities have been designed. These include the following: Legal/Ethical Practice and Professional Development Organization and Operation of Schools Assessment Biological Basis of Behavior Counseling Consultation Intervention Student Diversity in Development and Learning Science of Psychology & Education Emerging Technology
NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
PDE (Pennsylvania Department of Education)
APA (American Psychological Association)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Please see the program website for additional details.