Master in School Psychology in USA

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School Psychology

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Graduates of the Master’s degree in School Psychology will be able to offer intervention and counseling to children and adolescents. Students are taught to perform psychological evaluation in order to identify students who have academic, emotional or social behavioral difficulties.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

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Masters of Education in Child Studies

Vanderbilt Peabody College
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA Nashville

The M.Ed. in Child Studies program offers an interdisciplinary degree through the Department of Psychology and Human Development. Building upon Peabody College’s long tradition of excellence, the program is designed to train knowledgeable practitioners and researchers in a range of fields related to child and adolescent development. [+]

Best Masters in School Psychology in USA 2017. The M.Ed. in Child Studies program offers an interdisciplinary degree through the Department of Psychology and Human Development. Building upon Peabody College’s long tradition of excellence, the program is designed to train knowledgeable practitioners and researchers in a range of fields related to child and adolescent development. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to integrate research, theory, and practice. The 36-hour program consists of 12-18 credit hours of Core Curriculum Coursework and 18-24 credit hours of Elective Coursework that are individually tailored to each student’s personal interests and professional goals. The program offers traditional classroom preparation alongside hands-on Practicum Experiences or Research Mentorships, which are integrated into the program of studies. All students choose to complete one of two tracks. The Applied Professional Track is well-suited for students who are interested in working directly with children and families in practitioner roles (e.g., Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Child Life Specialists, Youth and Family Program Developers). The Empirical Research Track is designed for students who are interested in enrolling eventually in doctoral programs (e.g., Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D. in Clinical, Counseling, Developmental, Educational, or Cognitive Psychology) or pursuing careers in research. Both options require that students become skilled in integrating the most current child development research and theory with effective practice in professional or academic settings. Within each track, additional Areas of Concentration (e.g., Child and Family Services, Clinical Psychology, Poverty and Intervention, etc.) allow for further specialization. The degree culminates in a comprehensive exam that reflects all coursework completed and is directly relevant to the individual student’s development and personal goals. Because of the program’s small size (approximately 20 students per cohort), students can expect to receive individualized attention from their advisors. Current Students are pursuing a wide range of interests through varied programs of study. Alumni have gone on to a variety of career paths. Note: Although the M.Ed. in Child Studies program allows students to pursue a range of interests and includes study of the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of children and adolescents, it does not result in licensure as a counselor, therapist, or teacher. Some students may wish to use the program, however, as a foundation for pursuing such licensure or as preparation for related doctoral studies. Program Philosophy The challenges facing children and families today warrant the careful attention of developmental practitioners and scholars informed by developmental theory and research. It is our belief that we are best positioned in our efforts to impact children and families in positive ways when we enter the field armed with a solid foundation of knowledge gleaned from child development research and scholarship. The skillful application of developmental science and theory in the service of prevention, intervention, advocacy, health, and education of children and their caregivers can do much to improve important outcomes in generations to come. These are the applied developmental professionals and researchers we are preparing in the Master of Education in Child Studies program at Peabody College. Applied Professional Track For students whose academic and professional goals include preparation for careers working directly with children and families, this program option offers students opportunities for scholarly didactic and in-depth, supervised professional experiences in child and family service organizations. Students are matched with relevant agencies and organizations within the community to gain hands-on experiences in practicum settings. These experiences are complemented by foundational coursework, as students have flexibility to design their program of study around areas of scientific inquiry of substantive interest to them. The Applied Professional Track is ideally suited for students whose goal is to assume a professional role working directly with children, adolescents, and families. Areas of Concentration may include: Applied Behavioral Analysis Arts and Media Child and Family Services Developmental Disabilities and Early Intervention Educational Program Development Gifted Education Language and Literacy Pediatric Health Care Poverty and Intervention Youth Development and Non-Profit Organizations Empirical Research Track For students whose academic and professional goals include preparation for positions in research or further graduate study, such as doctoral studies in Clinical, Developmental, Educational, or Cognitive Psychology, this program is designed to strengthen students’ backgrounds for success in these settings and to provide experiences that complement that preparation. Students are matched with a faculty mentor and provided opportunities to participate on a research team in an area of substantive interest to them. Research methods and statistics coursework and completion of an independent research project appropriate for submission for publication are further requirements. The Empirical Research Track is well-suited for students whose interests include developing expertise in conducting developmental or clinical research and preparing for doctoral studies and eventual careers in academia, research, and other university and clinical settings. Areas of Concentration may include: Clinical Psychology Developmental Psychology Educational Psychology [-]

MSEd Educational Psychology

College of Saint Rose
Campus Full time January 2017 USA Albany

If you aspire to motivate children in your classroom, make instruction more exciting, research instructional methods, or evaluate programs and lessons, a Saint Rose program in Educational Psychology can open these opportunities for you. [+]

If you aspire to motivate children in your classroom, make instruction more exciting, research instructional methods, or evaluate programs and lessons, a Saint Rose program in Educational Psychology can open these opportunities for you. Graduates leave this program with the ability to critique any instructional situation—teaching mathematical concepts in a typical classroom, leading adult workshops for the State Education Department, conducting parenting classes, grant writing, program evaluation, and others—and then develop strategies that will help create the optimal learning environment. Students choose from one of four schemes that lead to the degree: General Scheme: designed for students who seek a broad understanding of educational psychology and its application to diverse contexts Research Scheme: preferred by students—often aiming for their Ph.D. in Educational Psychology— who will be conducting empirical research in their careers School Psychology Scheme: open only to those who have been admitted into the Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology What Is Educational Psychology? Educational Psychology is a branch of psychology devoted to understanding the psychological issues associated with learning and motivation. Under this broad umbrella, the educational psychologists focus their research attention on the importance of human development, assessment, culture and technology. They look for the relationship between these issues and ways they may impact the learner. With this understanding, educational psychologists strive to create optimal environments where students can flourish academically, socially and personally. What Does an Educational Psychologist Do? Educational Psychologists work in a variety of settings. Many are classroom teachers who use their master’s degree in educational psychology to obtain their professional teaching certificates. Equally as important, these teachers use the knowledge gained from their educational psychology courses to improve their teaching and their students’ learning. Others may choose to work in the corporations, governmental agencies, testing companies or schools where they analyze data to help organizations make sound decisions, engage in staff training and development and evaluate program effectiveness. Where Are Educational Psychologists Employed? Many educational psychologists find themselves teaching and doing research in college and university settings preparing the next generation of educational professionals. Below are listed some of the settings in which our graduates have worked. Schools Non-Profit Organizations Government Agencies Businesses College Career Centers Health And Human Service Organizations Professional Organizations Community Training Programs Program Overview Educational Psychology is a degree for practitioners. Graduates leave this program with theory and skills that allow them to critique any instructional situation (e.g., teaching mathematical concepts in a typical classroom, leading adult workshops for the State Education Department, conducting parenting classes, grant writing, program evaluation), and then to develop strategies, based on theory, that will help to create the optimal learning environment for the given learners. Students are encouraged to develop their multicultural awareness and technological expertise. Students are challenged to become independent thinkers, to value their roles as professional educators and to become contributing members of the larger community. General Admission Information Eligibility for admission to The College of Saint Rose graduate programs is typically based upon the following minimum requirements: Submission of a completed application and a Statement of Purpose of approximately 300 words detailing the applicant’s goals for graduate study. Evidence of the possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution through submission of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended Academic and professional qualifications for graduate study, as indicated by two letters of recommendation. A grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), overall and in the undergraduate major. Other admission criteria specified by academic programs such as submission of resumes, writing samples, portfolios, test scores, and participation in interviews or admissions workshops. Demonstration of English proficiency: Send us your TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. The testing requirement is waived for applicants who have previously earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the United States. The College of Saint Rose offers English as a Second Language (ESL) studies and offers conditional acceptances to those who meet all other admission requirements. Conditionally accepted students must show English proficiency before enrolling in their coursework. [-]

MA School Counseling

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Francisco

Preparing School Counselors to be Social Justice Agents of Change in Urban Schools [+]

Best Masters in School Psychology in USA 2017. The 49 credit School Counseling program meets requirements recently issued by the California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for those seeking a career in school counseling in K-12 schools. OPTION: After their first semester at USF, students enrolled in the 49-credit School Counseling/Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Program have the option to enroll in a 60-credit Dual Concentration Program in School Counseling and Professional Clinical Counseling. Graduates of the program obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and are eligible for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential. They may be employed: - in public or private educational settings, - in community-based agencies, - as consultants to schools, education programs, and other institutions serving the educational needs of youth. They also may choose to pursue a doctoral degree. Program Description The School Counseling program is a unique, innovative educational program for preparing counselors to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of children, adolescents, and young adults in educational settings. The program emphasizes: - multicultural youth development and counseling - problem-solving, goal-oriented, counseling - social justice orientation - ecological systems in urban contexts Students learn theories and effective, pragmatic interventions with youth in schools. The program has a social justice orientation which seeks to foster equity, respect for diversity, creativity, compassion and community empowerment. “When asked if I feel ‘ready’ to enter the field of school counseling, I always reflect on how the USF School Counseling Program has prepared me to work with the universal issues faced by adolescents as well as those specifically related to underserved youth in urban schools.” - Andrea Davis, School Counseling Psychology Alumna The curriculum is designed sequentially - The first year focuses on counseling theory and practice, legal and ethical issues, child and adolescent development, multicultural counseling, research, group counseling, and prevention and intervention in schools. - The second year focuses on problem-solving counseling strategies, learning and instruction, counseling students with exceptional needs, academic and career counseling, assessment and program evaluation, and consultation with parents, teachers, and schools. A partnership of fieldwork and classroom learning forms the core of the program. Students begin their fieldwork in the schools during a first semester practicum class and complete the fieldwork requirements during three semesters of fieldwork classes. Each semester, the fieldwork class is conducted under the supervision of an experienced PPS credentialed instructor. Entry Requirements - Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee. - One set of unofficial transcripts from each university/college previously attended. For U.S. applicants, the degree must be from a regionally accredited university/college. An applicant with a pending degree must provide official verification of expected degree completion from institution's Registrar or school official. An undergraduate degree is required to apply to a master's program. A master's degree is required to apply for a doctoral program. Please note: if admitted you will need to submit official transcripts prior to enrolling. - MA and Credential applicants: Minimum GPA of 2.75 - Doctoral applicants: Minimum GPA of 3.0 from a graduate program - Two current, signed letters of recommendation, noting suitability for graduate work. - Current résumé. - A Statement of Intent Visit our website directly here to learn more about the School Counseling program Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s or doctoral degree. However, if your program requires you to spend time in a classroom (i.e. student teaching) or to complete a fieldwork or traineeship experience, such commitments will interfere with a normal workday.     Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program [-]