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Curriculum

Our school psychologist graduate program provides the foundation for a career in school psychology in the public school system. School psychologists provide various services, including consultation to teachers, parents and school systems; psychoeducational assessments and diagnosis of specific learning and behavior disabilities; classroom and behavior management; interfacing with community agencies; parent education; program development and evaluation; prevention and early intervention related to school failure; prevention and intervention in the area of child mental health; and research and grant writing. The following curriculum will prepare students to meet these various professional activities:
(64.00 units)

First Semester
 
Course Number Course Name # of Units
SP600A Foundations of Positive School Psychology I: Issues in Professional Practice, Laws, and Ethics (3.00 units)
SP601 Developmental Psychology (2.00 units)
SP604A School Psychology Practicum - I (1.00 unit)
SP613 Diversity and Multicultural Issues in School Psychology (1.00 unit)

Second Semester
 
Course Number Course Name # of Units
SP600B Foundations of Positive School Psychology II: Issues in Assessment, Intervention, and Consultation (3.00 units)
SP602 Learning and Educational Psychology (2.00 units)
SP604B School Psychology Practicum - II (1.00 unit)
SP606 The Exceptional Child (2.00 units)

Third Semester
 
Course Number Course Name # of Units
SP603 Research Design and Statistics (3.00 units)
SP604C School Psychology Practicum - III (1.00 unit)
SP605 Counseling Skills (3.00 units)

Fourth Semester
 
Course Number Course Name # of Units
SP604D School Psychology Practicum - IV (1.00 unit)
SP608 Issues in Special Education (3.00 units)
SP610 Psychological Assessment: Intelligence Testing (3.00 units)
SP611 Psychological Assessment Lab (1.00 unit)
SP614 Group Counseling Skills (2.00 units)

Fifth Semester
 
Course Number Course Name # of Units
SP604E School Psychology Practicum - V (1.00 unit)
SP612 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (3.00 units)
SP616 Psycho-educational Assessment: Personality, Aptitude, Achievement (3.00 units)
SP617 Psychological Assessment Lab (1.00 unit)

Sixth Semester
 
Course Number Course Name # of Units
SP604F School Psychology Practicum - VI (1.00 unit)
SP607 Program Design, Development and Evaluation (2.00 units)
SP620 Consultation and Systems Change (3.00 units)

Seventh Semester
 
Course Number Course Name # of Units
SP618 Behavioral Management Strategies (2.00 units)
SP622 Internship in School Psychology - I (5.00 units)
SP623 Professional Seminar - I (1.00 unit)

Eighth Semester
 
Course Number Course Name # of Units
SP624 Internship in School Psychology - II (5.00 units)
SP625 Professional Seminar - II (1.00 unit)
SP626 Psychopharmacology (3.00 units)

 

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