Masters Programs in School Psychology

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School Psychology

This is a masters degree program in school psychology that focuses on the behavioral aspects of students in a school setting. Most universities offer the program online and aim at stressing the existence of individual difference and how to solve any problems arising in school scenarios that are inherent in such settings. The program addresses a variety of fields including: emotional, social, academic, cognitive as well as behavioral aspects in any school setting. Graduates of this program are expected to take up careers in schools.

This masters program stresses on the need to respect the differences that exist between human beings, collaborative problem solving, and on interventions that are empirical based. Strength of the program lies on hands-on experience as opposed to theory and therefore, the coursework is structured in such a way as to allow field training experiences to the students enrolled in the program. One of the main careers that a graduate of a masters degree in school psychology focuses on is to be a school psychologist. However, for most states, it is a requirement to be licensed before one can practice as such.

A graduate of the masters program is expected to approach and effectively engage in problem solving. Evaluation of students in all settings and dimensions affecting their development is another useful technique that is taught to students enrolled in the program. This enables the graduates to effectively analyze the challenges before presenting a solution. Career jobs for graduates of the program include: school psychologists and behavior diagnostician.

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MA School Counseling

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

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

Masters in School Psychology. 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... [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling

Alabama State University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Instructional Support Area (30 hours) COU 501 Introduction to Counseling (3) COU 502 Theory and Techniques of Individual Counseling (3) COU 503 Career Development (3) COU 509 The Helping Relationship (3) COU 523 Organization and Administration of the Guidance Program (3) COU 524 Introduction to Group Counseling (3) COU 526 Psychological Testing (3) COU 505 Pre-practicum in Counseling (3) COU 506 Practicum in Counseling (3) COU 528 Internship in Counseling (3) Research in Education (3 hours) EDU 512 Educational Research (3) Foundations of Professional Studies and Other Supporting Disciplines (12-15 hours) SED 500 The Exceptional Student (3) COU 507 Counseling Diverse Populations (3) COU 530 Family Counseling (3) EDU 527 Human Development and Behavior (3) EDT 574 Computer-Based Instructional Technology (3) Elective... [-]

Master's Degree in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Children and Adolescents

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Spain Madrid

This Master's Degree is professionally orientated, based on the real demand of psychologists specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy with children and adolescents. Psychologists who are qualified to work in the health sector with a current and top-quality perspective in addressing the problems of child mental health. [+]

Masters in School Psychology. Máster en Terapia Cognitivo-Conductual con niños y adolescentes Como consecuencia de la regulación de la profesión de Psicólogo General Sanitario (Disposición adicional séptima de la Ley General de Salud Pública ), los alumnos que desean ejercer la psicología en el ámbito sanitario o clínico deben cursar el Máster profesionalizante (MPGS) o bien especializarse a través de la vía de Psicólogo Especialista en Psicología Clínica (PIR). Ambas opciones ofrecen una formación completa y amplia en cuestiones generales de la profesión de psicólogo clínico o sanitario, pero son muchos los alumnos que desean además una preparación más específica y profunda en intervención terapéutica con niños y adolescentes. Admisión A quién se dirige Este programa se dirige a psicólogos que están cursando el título de Máster en Psicología General Sanitaria, así como a otros psicólogos que desean obtener una especialización en terapia cognitivo-conductuales con niños y adolescentes en sus respectivos contextos de trabajo, interesados en adquirir las habilidades y capacidades específicas para realizar un trabajo riguroso en el abordaje de los problemas de salud mental infanto-juvenil. Proceso de admisión y requisitos: Se requiere estar en posesión del título de licenciado o graduado en psicología o en medicina (habiendo obtenido en esa formación al menos 90 créditos de contenido sanitario) así como tener un buen expediente. Tras la presentación del impreso de admisión junto con la documentación requerida, se citará al candidato a una entrevista personal en la que se valorará la adecuación de su perfil a los requisitos necesarios... [-]