School Psychology

Laura Jarvis (Class of 2018) defending her Master's Culminating Experience

Master of Science in School Psychology

Dr. Diane Harris, Graduate Coordinator

E-mail: dharris@sfsu.edu

This degree program leads to the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with authorization in School Psychology. Designed primarily for full-time SF State students, an M.S. is earned after successful completion of the fourth semester and the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with an authorization in School Psychology is awarded after successful completion of the sixth semester in the program. 

Prerequisites:

Acceptance into the M.S. program is based upon evidence of psychological experience with children and families in institutions such as schools and service-oriented settings. Academic preparation is demonstrated by the capacity to make use of graduate-level academic work and professional training. These qualifications may be assessed by a record of previous academic accomplishments in psychology or other related fields that emphasize an understanding of children and their families and include clinical work experience. Students entering the program should have completed upper-divsion courses in statistics and research, clinical, developmental, abnormal psychology, learning, personality, and cross-cultural psychology. 

To find out more about the prerequisites, please check out our School Psychology Brochure!

 

The School Psychology 2017 Cohort at the MS Hooding Ceremony

School Psychology 2018 Cohort Friendsgiving! 

 

Master of Science in School Psychology Curriculum

Course

Title

Units

PSY 857

Behavior Management

3

PSY 721

Clinical Methods: Assessment of Intelligence

3

PSY 728

Conference to Accompany Psychology Practicum (Fall)

3

PSY 728

Conference to Accompany Psychology Practicum (Spring)

3

PSY 729

Psychology Practicum (Fall)

3

PSY 729

Psychology Practicum (Spring)

3

PSY 753

Seminar in Therapeutic and Developmental Change I

3

PSY 754

Seminar in Therapeutic and Developmental Change II

3

PSY 722

Clinical Methods: Personality Appraisal and Projective Techniques

3

PSY 770

Research Methods and Techniques

3

PSY 829

Advanced Psychology Practicum (Fall)

3

PSY 829

Advanced Psychology Practicum (Spring)

3

PSY 855

Seminar in Professional School Psychology

3

PSY 891

Seminar in Selected Problems (The Consultation Process)

3

PSY 896
896EXM

Directed Reading (6 units total)
and Culminating Experience Examination (3 units)

9

or

 

PSY 898

Master's Thesis and Oral Defense

SPED 763

Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities

3

SPED 772

 Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Support Needs

3

SPED 788

Law, Ethics, and Instructional Planning

3

SPED 801

Development, Diversity, and English Language Learners: Special Education

3

 

Minimum Total Units

   57

   

 

School Psychology PPS Application (PDF)