Graduate Program in School Psychology
To: Members of the Community
Marist College is applying for national accreditations of its teacher education and school psychology programs. A component of the application process is to receive comment from those who have an interest in these programs and seek to offer their thoughts on ways to strengthen these programs.
Please read the attached information by clicking here and consider sending your comments to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) by August 15, 2013.
Your comments will be helpful to Marist as we continue to strengthen our program.
Edward J. Sullivan
Associate Dean for Teacher Education
Today's school psychologists must function as effective educational consultants, intervention strategists, and counselors in addition to their historical role as psychometricians. Our goal is to prepare professionals who manifest a holistic blend of theory and practice in meeting the educational advantage of today's students within the interacting contexts of their schools, families, and communities. At Marist College, students interested in pursuing study towards New York State certification in School Psychology can complete the MA in School Psychology. Marist's School Psychology program focuses on instruction in theory and skills associated with five roles regularly encountered by a school psychologist: facilitator in understanding human behavior, counselor, psychological/educational examiner, consultant, and information specialist/intervention strategist. Marist College's sixty-eight credit MA in School Psychology is approved by the New York State Education Department. All students are required to take the School Psychology Internship/Seminars (PSYH 701/703 and PSYH 702/704), which include a 1200-hour internship.