Master of Arts: School Psychology Courses

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

First Semester (12 units)

Units Course Title Old Code

(3)

EDC 210

Multicultural/Ethnic Counseling (EDUC 155, EDUC 156)

-

(3)

EDS 231

Group Process in School Psychology

-

(3)

EDS 245

Psychology in the Schools (Must be admitted to School Psychology Program)

-

(3)

EDS 248

Human Development and Learning

-

Second Semester (12 units)

Units Course Title Old Code

(3)

EDS 241

Counseling and Psychotherapy for School Psychologists (Corequisite: EDS 440)

-

(3)

EDS 242A

Cognitive Assessment (Corequisite: EDS 242B)

-

(3)

EDS 250

Education Research (Graduate status)

-

(3)

EDS 440

Practicum in Individual Counseling/School Psychology (Approval as a candidate in School Psychology program, approval of advisor, and Department petition)

-

Third Semester (9 units)

Units Course Title Old Code

(3)

EDS 240

Functional Assessment of Behavior (Instructor permission)

-

(3)

EDS 244

Social, Emotional and Behavioral Assessment (EDS 242A and EDS 242B; Corequisite: EDS 243)

-

(3)

EDS 246A

Preventive Academic Interventions (Instructor permission)

-

Fourth Semester (12-15 units)

Units Course Title Old Code

(3)

EDS 246B

Preventive Mental Health Interventions (Instructor permission)

-

(3)

EDS 247

Assessment of Special Needs

-

(3-6)

EDS 249
OR
EDS 541

Special Seminar: School Psychology (Departmental petition required)
OR
Master's Project: Education/School Psychology (Plan B) ( Advanced to candidacy)

-

(3)

Teacher Eduction

Elective from list of electives

-

The MA Seminar (EDS 249) course requires students to file and have approved a Reservation Form for that course the semester before intended registration. Registration for Special Problems (EDS 199/EDS 299) requires a Special Problems petition be filed the semester before intended registration. Enrollment in the culminating experience (Thesis/Project/MA Seminar) may occur only after advancement to candidacy.

Please be aware that this Department requires the guidelines in theAmerican Psychological Association(APA), most current edition, for formatting of projects/theses. The Office of Graduate Studies, River Front Center 206, (916) 278-6470, also publishes a two-sided form, Thesis/Project Format Requirements, to refer to for the preparation and submission of the Master's Thesis or Project. You can find this form and other Graduate Studies forms on the web at www.csus.edu/gradstudies/forms.htm.

Prior to graduation, an application for graduation must be filed in the Office of Graduate Studies by the deadline date. In addition, all coursework leading to this Master's degree must be completed within a seven year period.

Credential Requirements

The Pupil Personnel Services Credential, School Psychology Endorsement, requires the program outlined for the MA in Education (School Psychology), plus the following:

Units Course Title Old Code

(4)

EDS 242B

Cognitive Assessment Lab (Corequisite: EDS 242A)

-

(6)

EDS 243

Assessment Practicum

-

(1-10)

EDS 439

Early Fieldwork in School Psychology (Satisfactory completion of first year coursework)

-

(15)

EDS 441

Internship in School Psychology (Approval as a candidate in the School Psychology program, completion of courses required for the School Psychology Internship credential, approval of advisor, and Department petition)

-

If students are to graduate under the provision of this catalog, they must maintain continuous enrollment from the date of classification to the date of graduation. Students who are planning to be absent for more than one semester must file a Leave of Absence request and have it approved prior to the absence.