James Madison University
College of Integrated Science and Technology
M.A. and Ed.S.
The School Psychology Program emphasizes the role of the school psychologist as that of a facilitator of human potential:The program integrates a relation model with a solution-focused theoretical framework, preparing students to be interpersonally skilled, data-oriented problem solvers. Central to the program focus is the understanding of children within a "systems" context, including the family, the school, and the socio-cultural environment. Students are prepared in assessment for intervention, counseling, consultation, and applied research. The program expects students to have a commitment to academic excellence, personal growth, professional responsibility, and sensitivity to others. The first level of the program includes basic psychological foundations and leads to a Master's degree (33 credit hours). Successful completion of the Master's degree enables the student to apply for admission to the Ed.S. level of the program. A second year of coursework, (in addition to a research project and a 10 month paid internship) leads to the Ed.S. degree.
Fully accredited by the National Association of School Psychology (NASP).
Facts & Figures
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999