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 Department of Counseling

School Psychology (M.A.)

 

 

General Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of a B.A. or B.S. degree with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 (at least 15 credits in psychology or a related area).
  2. Completed Graduate Application Form with the non-refundable application fee
  3. Submission of three letters of recommendation on official letterhead with an ‘ink’ signature: Two (2) letters must be from an academic instructor; and One (1) letter from an employer/supervisor)
  4. Submission of a professional CV/Resume reflecting related work or volunteering experiences
  5. Submission of a personal statement which responds to the following:
    • Background information: Family, education and work.
    • Goals: What do you expect to be doing in five (5) years? In ten (10) years?
    • Strengths: What strengths would you bring to the program and profession?
    • Why Bowie State University? Discuss the reasons why you are pursuing graduate studies in School Psychology at Bowie State University?
  6. Successful completion of an interview (*granted to qualifying applicants)

This Program is Fully Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists


Program of Study

EDUC 507 Advanced Developmental Psychology
ESAS 713 Curriculum Change and Instructional Methods
PSYC 739 Dynamics of Group Behavior
SPED 520 Instructional Methods and Curriculum Planning
SPSY 501 Introduction to School Psychology
SPSY 503 School Based Consultation
SPSY 504 Psychopathology of Childhood
SPSY 505 Counseling Children in a School Setting
SPSY 507 School Assessment I
SPSY 610 School Assessment II
SPSY 509 Research Methods and Statistics
SPSY 510 Psychology of Exceptional Children
SPSY 601 Human Learning
SPSY 607 Practicum I
SPSY 608 Practicum II
SPSY 701 Psychological and Educational Interventions
SPSY 702 Seminar in Ethics and Professional Issues in School Psychology
SPSY 805 Internship
SPSY 807 Internship
**** *** Elective

School Psychology Sequence

Year One

Fall

SPSY 501 Introduction to School Psychology
EDUC 507 Advanced Developmental Psychology
SPSY 507 School Assessment I
SPSY 509 Research Methods and Statistics

Spring

SPSY 510 Psychology of Exceptional Children
SPSY 610 School Assessment II
SPSY 505 Counseling Children in a School Setting
SPSY 503 School Based Consultation

Summer

SPSY 601 Human Learning

Year Two

Fall

SPSY 702 Seminar in Ethics and Professional Issues in School Psychology
SPSY 504 Psychopathology of Childhood
SPSY 607 Practicum I
ESAS 713 Curriculum Change and Instructional Methods or SPED520 Instructional Methods and Curriculum Planning

Spring

SPSY 703 Cultural Proficiency in School Psychology
SPSY 701 Psychological and Educational Interventions
PSYC 739 Dynamics of Group Behavior
SPSY 608 Practicum II

Summer

Elective

Year Three

SPSY 805 Internship
SPSY 807 Internship

Required: One course in curriculum theory or instructional methods – ESAS 713 or SPED 520.

Required: One elective course

Optional: Course in special topics (SPSY 700) or thesis (SPSY 800/801)

Important Links

American Psychological Association (Division 16) (APA)

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Maryland School Psychologists' Association (MSPA)

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)

The Association of Black Psychologists