Phone: (914) 633-2048
Tuesday 9:00 -10:00 am
Thursday 9:00 -10:00 am
and by appointment
PROGRAM: School Psychology
Degree: MA in Psychology
Campus Location: New Rochelle
Accreditation: NASP Accreditation 2008
Does the program lead to certification?
Yes, graduates receive initial (provisional) certification upon successful completion of the program and other New York State requirements. Permanent certification is granted after two years of full-time (360 days) post-graduate supervised practice in a school setting.
Clinical hours toward licensure provided within the degree program:
Internship experience of 1,200 hours is required to complete the program. These hours are separate from the 2 years of postgraduate hours required for permanent certification.
Specific Focus of program: School psychology
Sample job titles of alumni:
Alumni work as school psychologists for various districts in the greater New York metropolitan area
Courses meet for two hours, one evening a week
Many classes begin at 4:15 pm, and it is not possible to finish the program without taking some classes at this time.
Average course load per term:
Years 1 & 2: 4 courses (3 credits each)
Year 3: 2 - 3 courses (3 credits each)
Part-time study is possible but will lengthen the time to complete the degree. The degree must be completed within 5 years of the commencement of the program.
Credits to completion: 64
Average time to complete degree: 3 years
Internship/practicum required for degree completion:
A practicum is completed in the second year of study. This is an opportunity for students to practice skills in the areas of assessment, counseling and consulting/collaboration. An internship is required during the student's final year. A total of 1,200 hours must be completed over the course of two semesters if the student plans on doing an internship full-time. Students have the option of doing an internship on a part-time basis, which will extend the amount of time required to complete 1,200 hours. Both practicums and internships must be done in a school setting and as such are Monday - Friday during school hours.
Preferred academic preparation or background experience:
Degree in Psychology or by permission of the faculty
February 15 is preferred.
3rd Annual Psychology Poster Session
Thursday, May 2 at Noon
Hynes Athletic Center, Hegarty Room
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