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 School Psychology

 
Graduate programs in School Psychology at Queens College are cast in the scientist-practitioner model. This model seeks to integrate theoretical knowledge and applied skills in all coursework as well as in practica and internships in order to promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth. The goal is to prepare psychologists with high levels of ethical and professional competencies to provide sound educational and psychological services in the school and other educational settings.  We are committed to training school psychologists who embrace principles of fairness, equity and social justice in their personal and professional lives and who will provide exemplary, culturally responsive services to the diverse constituencies we are privileged to serve.


The Graduate Program in School Psychology provides all the skills necessary for the professional preparation of school psychologists. It meets in full the academic and internship requirements for New York State Certification in School Psychology and is approved as a training institution in School Psychology by the New York State Department of Education and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The 60-credit program leads to a qualifying certificate in School Psychology and a degree of Master of Science in Education. The bilingual and multicultural specializations provide coursework and fieldwork to gain competencies in multicultural school psychology.

For specific information go to School Psychology Program Handbook
 

 Admission

 
Openings are competitively filled; admission cannot be guaranteed to all who meet the stated requirements. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (or the foreign equivalent) and an undergraduate average of B in study relevant to education and psychology.

Applications, which are accepted up to March 1, for September admission, are accepted online only.  Further admissions information can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions.

 

 Bilingual & Multicultural Specializations in School Psychology

 
Bilingual Specialization in School Psychology
Candidates with bilingual proficiency may wish to complete a Specialization in Bilingual School Psychology, leading to a certificate with a bilingual extension. The Bilingual Extension is granted by the New York State Education Department to bilingual graduates who take courses focusing on bilingual and multicultural issues and who complete a bilingual internship experience. The Specialization in Bilingual School Psychology requires 66 credits, the 60-credit school psychology sequence and two additional courses (3 credits each) emphasizing bilingual and multicultural issues. Students are placed in bilingual internship sites with bilingual supervisors (internship experience is 3 credits a semester for a total of 6 credits). Candidates in the Bilingual Specialization are required to demonstrate proficiency in a second language by taking the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) exam, a content and language proficiency exam, administered by the New York State Education Department. Candidates are required to take and pass the BEA exam in English and in their second language prior to entering the internship experience.

The School Psychology Program offers a sequence of courses for practicing school psychologists who already hold certification and are seeking a bilingual extension. For additional information, please refer to this Bulletin under Bilingual Extension for Pupil Personnel.

Multicultural Specialization in School Psychology
Candidates who are not bilingual and who have an interest in acquiring additional knowledge and skills in working with culturally and linguistically diverse students will complete the Specialization in Multicultural School Psychology. The Specialization in Multicultural School Psychology requires 66 credits, the 60-credit school psychology sequence and two additional courses (3 credits each) emphasizing multicultural issues. Candidates are placed in multicultural internship sites with supervisors who have expertise with culturally and linguistically diverse populations (internship experience is 3 credits a semester for a total of 6 credits). 


 

 Program Coordinator

 
​School Psychology
Dr. Marian C. Fish
Room: PH 033G
Phone: 718-997-5230
Email: Marian.Fish@qc.cuny.edu
 

 Faculty

 
Dr. Marian C. Fish
Dr. Emilia Lopez
Dr. Sherrie Proctor
Dr. Pamela W. Gershon

Co-Directors of Bilingual and Multicultural Specializations:
Bilingual - Dr. Cliff  (Yung-Chi) Chen
Multicultural - Dr. Sherrie Proctor

Administrative Staff:
Room: PH 033
Phone: 718-997-5230
 

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