Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.) Program in School Psychology

Graduate Program Information

New York City Campus

This M.S. Ed. degree program in School Psychology trains students to provide psycho-educational services in the school setting. Students receive course and field work in assessment, consultation, and intervention and are trained to provide assessment and diagnostic services for individual children and adolescents, design and implement school research and evaluation projects, and offer assistance to teachers and other educational professionals. Students who complete all program requirements and pass the Proficiency Examination will receive the M.S. Ed in School Psychology degree and be recommended to New York State for Certification in School Psychology. Moreover, they are eligible to apply for the doctoral program in school-clinical child psychology. Candidates who wish to pursue State of New Jersey school psychology certification should consult the program director.

Training is given in a variety of university and field settings, and course work is offered in psychological foundation areas as well as in the professional practice of psychology. Courses are taken on Pace University’s New York City campus in lower Manhattan, and practicum work occurs on campus in the Thomas J. McShane Center for Psychological Services as well as in school districts throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Field work begins with experiential activities and extends to formal training opportunities in the McShane Center and metropolitan area school districts. This program includes a final school psychology internship, typically in a school district in the metropolitan area.

Graduate Program Curriculum (69 credits)

M.S. Ed. Program Requirements:

This three-year program requires the completion of 69 credit hours of coursework, a practicum and an internship. All M.S. Ed. students are required to complete a minimum of 1,200 clock hours of supervised school psychology internship field work (as approved by the director of field training); at least 600 clock hours must be completed in a school setting. Full-time students must complete program requirements within five years and part-time students within seven years. Changes are anticipated in this program, primarily regarding field work requirements, so for updated information applicants should consult the program director. Additional information about the program appears in the New York City Psychology Department’s Graduate Catalog.

Year 1

Note: At the end of the first year, students are required to take a Qualifying Examination which they must pass in order to proceed to the second year of study. Students are permitted to take the Qualifying Examination a maximum of two times.

Fall Term (12 credits)

PSY 501Introduction to School and Clinical Child Psychology I

0 credits

PSY 509Practicum A, B, C, or D

0 credits

PSY 704Advanced Developmental Psychology

3 credits

PSY 717Psychology of Learning: Theory and Applications

3 credits

PSY 721Tests and Measurements

3 credits

PSY 725Advanced Personality Theories

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Spring Term (13 credits)

PSY 502Introduction to School-Clinical Child Psychology II

0 credits

PSY 509Practicum A, B, C, or D

0 credits

PSY 703Psychological Assessment I

4 credits

PSY 710Psychopathology in Childhood and Adolescence

3 credits

PSY 722Intervention Tech II: Cognitive-Behavioral Perspectives

3 credits

PSY 727Learning Disabilities-Diagnosis/Remediation: Theories and Practice

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Year 2

Note: At the end of the second year, upon completion of at least 42 graduate hours in the program, Students are eligible for the New York State School Psychology Internship Certificate.

Fall Term (14 credits)

PSY 509Practicum A, B, C, or D

0 credits

EDU 701The School Field Experience and Seminar

3 credits

PSY 707Psychological Assessment II

4 credits

PSY 715Statistics and Research Design I

4 credits

PSY 737Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Spring Term (13 credits)

EDU 702The Exceptional Child: Field Experience and Seminar

3 credits

PSY 509Practicum A, B, C, or D

0 credits

PSY 712Advanced Physiological Psychology

3 credits

PSY 713Psychological Assessment III

4 credits

PSY 723Advanced Social Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Summer Term (3 credits)

PSY 720Integrating Seminar

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Year 3

Fall Term (10 credits)

PSY 509Practicum A, B, C, or D

0 credits

PSY 734Consultation

3 credits

PSY 759Early Childhood and Infant Assessment

3 credits

PSY 750School-Clinical Child Psychology I: Internship, Ethics and Seminar

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Spring Term (4 credits)

PSY 509Practicum A, B, C, or D

0 credits

PSY 751School-Clinical Child Psychology II: Internship, Ethics, and Seminar

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Total Credits: 69

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