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Curriculum

Total program: 64-67 semester hours

Core Courses: 61-64 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ASCD 503 Educational Psychology 3
ASCD 550 Human Development 3
SPSY 502 Learning Disabilities and Neurology 3
SPSY 535 Child Psychopathology 3
SPSY 547 Introduction to School Psychology 3
SPSY 548 Program Planning and Evaluation 3
SPSY 549 Counseling and Psychological Theories 3
SPSY 560 Behavioral Intervention for Academic Success 3
SPSY 564 Instruction and Intervention 2
SPSY 567 Crisis Prevention and Intervention 2
SPSY 571 Individual Counseling in Schools 3
SPSY 572 Group Counseling in Schools 3
SPSY 573 Psychology of Multiculturalism in Schools 3
SPSY 574 Consultation in School Psychology 3
SPSY 577 Individual Assessment 3
SPSY 578 Advanced Assessment 3
SPSY 579 Alternative Assessment and Behavior Intervention 3
  Elective from recommended LFCE classes 3
SPSY 561 Foundations and Principles of  Applied Behavior 3
SPSY 580 Advanced Assessment in Neuropsychology 3
SPSY 586A Practicum I in School Psychology A 1
SPSY 586B Practicum II in School Psychology B 1
SPSY 587A Practicum III in School Psychology 1
SPSY 587B Practicum IV in School Psychology 1
SPSY 589A Supervised Field Work in School Psychology -Level I* 2
SPSY 589B Supervised Field Work in School Psychology -Level II* 2
SPSY 599 Independent Study in School Psychology 1-4

Culminating Activity: 3 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
SPSY 598 Graduate Seminar in School Psychology 3

Passing National School Psychology Praxis Exam for eligibility for PPS Credential in School Psychology.

* Fieldwork/Internship must be completed within one academic year but shall be completed within no more than two consecutive academic years (This is a mandate from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing).

Internship Requirements

A student may qualify for the School Psychology Internship Credential if he or she:

  • Has passed the CBEST
  • Has a Certificate of Clearance
  • Has successfully completed the following courses:
    • ASCD 503 and 550, SPSY 502, 535, 547, 549, 560, 564, 567, 571, 572, 573, 574, 577, 578, 579, 586A-I, 586A-II, 587 B-III, 587B-IV, and a 3-unit elective with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Has received district certified letter of intent to hire