Marywood University

College of Education and Human Development

School Psychology

Address:

2300 Adams Avenue

Scranton, PA 18509

United States

Phone:

1-570-340-6002

Fax:

1-570-961-4759

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certification, Pennsylvania Department of Education - School Psychologist, Ed.S.-School Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Marywood University Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program in School Psychology is interdisciplinary in nature and is intended for students who seek state certification as a K-12, school psychologist. The Ed.S. degree program is designed as a 68 graduate credit program for students who wish to work in schools or related agencies. Students will follow an integrated and sequential course of study beginning post baccalaureate, earn a Master of Arts degree in psychology, complete the Educational Specialist degree and then are recommended for state certification. The integrated and sequential program is based on national standards and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) standards.

The program is competency-based and aims to train professionals who can provide the wide range of services expected of school psychologists. Emphasis throughout the program is on a realistic integration of didactic instruction and experiential learning, with the candidate expected to demonstrate continual progress toward independent professional functioning.

Students may enter the program post baccalaureate or post master's degree. Those seeking entrance post baccalaureate, earn the Master of Arts degree in Psychology upon completion of 45 credit hours and other degree requirements for the General Theoretical concentration. Applicants seeking admission post-master's should expect to complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits. The applicability of prior graduate coursework will be evaluated in writing by the director of the School Psychology Program. Full-time students should expect to complete the program, including a 1,200-hour internship, within three academic years. Part-time students, entering post baccalaureate, are expected to complete the program and internship hours within five years. Part-time students are expected to enroll in a minimum of 15 credits per academic year. All students will be admitted annually for the fall semester only. The Field Work Experience of at least 1,200 contact hours is required. The Field Work component includes the internship (school-based experience), but is preceded by a series of practicum (campus-based experience) within the Psychological Services Center. The Educational Specialist in School Psychology program is fully approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  

HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT

15 semester hours

*Biological Bases of Behavior

*Human Development

*Personality Psychology

*Social Psychology

*Cognitive/Affection Bases of Behavior  

II. NATURE AND PSYCHOLOGY OF EXCEPTIONALITY

9 semester hours

*Child Psychopathology

*Characteristics and Remedial Strategies

*Curriculum Adaptations for Special-Needs Learner

III. ASSESSMENT PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES

12 semester hours

*Introduction to Psychological Testing    

*Cognitive Assessment  

*Assessment of Learning

*Socio-Emotional Assessment of Children and Adolescents

IV. INTERVENTION PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES

12 semester hours

*Applied Practice I

*Multicultural Issues for Counseling

*Family-School Interventions

*Behavioral Management Approaches OR Behavioral Management

V. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

15 semester hours

*School Psychology Law and Ethics

*School Based Consultation Methods

*Fieldwork Experience

*Practicum

*Internship

VI. CURRICULUM AND ORGANIZATION IN EDUCATION

3 semester hours

*Introduction to School Psychology

VII. RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

6 semester hours

*Research Methodology and Statistics I

*Research Methodology and Statistics II

*Professional Contribution OR     Thesis Preparation

*Master's Thesis

Accreditation:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 68

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 750.00 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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