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, including prerequisites, can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions.
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 Bilingual Specialization requires 67 credits, the 61-credit school psychology sequence (which integrates bilingual, multicultural and social justice issues within the general curriculum), plus two additional courses (3 credits each) focusing on bilingual and multicultural issues. Candidates are placed in bilingual internship sites with bilingual supervisors (the internship experience is 3 credits each 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 (covering both content and literacy), 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 practicum experience.
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 complete the Specialization in Multicultural School Psychology. The Multicultural Specialization requires 67 credits, the 61-credit school psychology sequence (which integrates bilingual, multicultural and social justice issues within the general curriculum plus two additional courses (3 credits each) focusing on multicultural issues. Candidates are placed in multicultural internship sites with supervisors who have expertise with culturally and linguistically diverse populations (the internship experience is 3 credits each semester for a total of 6 credits).
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