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Master of Arts in School Psychology

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Master's in School Psychology Course Sequence

The M.A. in School Psychology curriculum includes courses in the following areas: development; assessment; counseling; research; consultation; interventions; and neuropsychology. The program also provides students with internship and practicum experience through Marist College's long-standing relationships with local school districts. All courses are offered at our main campus in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Course Sequence

Detailed course descriptions are available for the first year of the program.

First Year/Fall

  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Application of Personality Theory to School Psychology
  • Professional Orientation & Ethics in School Psychology

First Year/Spring

  • Academic Assessment
  • Psychopathology for School Psychologists
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Research Design & Data Analysis in School Psychology

First Year/Summer

  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Neuropsychology of Learning

Second Year/Fall

  • Individual Counseling
  • Social, Emotional & Behavioral Assessment
  • Consultation in the Schools
  • Practicum I (150 Hours)

Second Year/Spring

  • Group Counseling
  • Academic & Behavioral Interventions
  • School Crisis Prevention and Intervention
  • Practicum II (150 Hours)

Second Year/Summer

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children & Adolescents
  • Multicultural Counseling

Third Year/Fall

  • Internship in School Psychology

Third Year/Spring

  • Internship in School Psychology

Total: 62 credits

At least 47-credit hours must be completed prior to Internship; specific courses that must be included in the 47 hours are identified in the online course catalog.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Candidates in the School Psychology Graduate Program will demonstrate proficiency/competency in each of NASP’s Standards for Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists (2020). 

1: Data-Based Decision Making
2: Consultation and Collaboration
3: Academic Interventions and Instructional Supports
4: Mental and Behavioral Health Services and Interventions
5: School-Wide Practices to Promote Learning
6: Services to Promote Safe and Supportive Schools
7: Family, School, and Community Collaboration
8: Equitable Practices for Diverse Student Populations
9: Research and Evidence-Based Practice
10: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practice