College of Education and Human Services
Course of Study  - Master's in Psychological Studies Degree (Level I)
(School Psychology Concentration)
Year 1  - Fall Semester
CPSY 6102Psychology of Human Development
CPSY 6100Intro. to School Psychology: History, Systems and Foundations (ce)3
CPSY 8010Seminar: Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling & Psychology3

Year 1 - Spring Semester

CPSY 7005Statistical Theory & Computer Applications I3
CPSY 7101Research Methods (ce)3
CPSY 6101Personality Theory3

Year 1 - Summer Session 1

CPSY 6505Principles of Learning & Behavior Modification3

Year 2 - Summer Session 2

CPSY 6105Biological Bases of Behavior (ce)3

Year 2  - Fall Semester

CPSY 6103Abnormal Psychology
CPSY 6001Tests and Measurement  
EDST 6001 *Comprehensive Approach to Students with Learning Disabilities3

(EdS level course  - does not count as part of the 36 credit masters)
Year 2  - Spring Semester

CPSY 6303Counseling and Community Agencies (ce)
CPSY 8100Multicultural Counseling and Psychology3
EDST 6108 *Educational Interventions for Students with Learning Disabilities   

(EdS level course  - does not count as part of the 36 credit masters)
* Not including courses EDST 6001 and EDST 6108& Total Credits: 36
(ce) concentration elective
(Students entering the program in the fall of 2009 will follow the above schedule of courses)

Master's courses are scheduled once a week, Monday through Thursday, from either 4:30-6:40 PM or 6:50-9:00 PM. Some courses are also scheduled on weekends. Certain courses are scheduled during the May Intersession, and the Summer I and Summer II sessions.
MA courses are taken in sequence. Certain courses such as Biological Bases of Behavior, Ethics and Legal Issues in Psychology, and Principles of Learning and Behavior Modification, which run in the fall and summer months, may be taken at a different time to accommodate financial aid requirements for students. EDST 6001 and EDST 6108 are offered in the master's sequence to provide students with additional time for assessment courses in Year 3  - Spring semester and Practicum in Year 4  - Fall Semester.
*** Passing the Comprehensive Exam is required of all Master's level students to graduate from this program. In the event that a student does not pass the Comprehensive Examination after his/her first or second attempt, the student can consider transferring to another Master's Program, such as the Master's in Psychological Studies (Individual Concentration), which does not require a Comprehensive Exam in order to earn his/her Master's Degree. However, if this option is chosen, the student is no longer eligible to apply to the Ed. S. Program in School Psychology. Please consult with the Program Director about this option. ***
Course of Study  - Educational Specialist Degree (Level II)
Year 3  - Fall Semester

CPSY 7501/8501Introduction to Clinical Skills/Lab4
ELMP 6601Organization and Administration of Public Education3
CPSY 9985Introduction to Child and Adolescent Therapy3

Year 3  - Spring Semester 

CPSY 7502/8502Individual Cognitive Assessment/Lab4
CPSY 7503/8503Introduction to Personality Assessment/Lab4

May Intersession

 CPSY 8519
Seminar in Child & Adolescent Psychopathology

Summer Session 1

ELMP 6665Curriculum Development and Evaluation3
CPSY 7506Individual Educational Assessment (Elective)3
Year 4  - Fall Semester 

CPSY 6501Professional Consultation/School Practice3
CPSY 8511Practicum in School Psychology (300-hour field placement)3

Year 4 - Spring Semester

CPSY 8580Internship in School Psychology I (600-hour field placement)

Year 5 - Fall Semester

CPSY 8581Internship in School Psychology II (600-hour field placement)         

* Include courses EDST 6001 and EDST 6108 (from Master's sequence)                       Total Credits:  42

Elective  - CPSY 7506 Individual Educational Assessment          (3)
This course is suggested for students who may be considering working in states other than New Jersey where School Psychologists are required to complete a psycho-educational rather than a psychological assessment. The course runs in the June Summer Session of each year pending adequate enrollment and should be taken after year 3 when students have had some experience in conducting psychological assessments. Taking this course provides the skills needed in other states, but does not guarantee certification in other states.
* Students admitted to the Ed.S. Program on or after September 1, 2007 will be required to take the Praxis (School Psychology-0401) as part of their Ed.S. graduation requirements.
** Students are required to complete all of their courses before going out on internship.  Please remember to consult with your program adviser on a regular basis to be sure you are on track. This sequence of courses starts in each Fall semester. Students are required to complete all of their Ed.S. courses prior to the start of Internship. Therefore, students are required to take the “experiential sequence” of courses in this order to achieve this goal. Students are required to successfully complete a full-year internship in order to graduate from the program and be eligible for state certification as a school psychologist.

Program Director:
Thomas Massarelli, Ph.D.

(973) 313-6129

For general program inquiries:

Outcomes Link

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