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Master's Program – Full-time students must complete the requirements within five years and part-time students within seven years. There are changes anticipated in the M.S.Ed. program, primarily regarding field work requirements. Check with the program director regarding current requirements in the M.S.Ed. program. FIRST YEAR (SPRING) Credits PSY 502 Introduction to School-Clinical Child Psychology II 0 PSY 509 Practicum A, B, C, or D 0 PSY 703 Psychological Assessment I 4 PSY 710 Psychopathology 3 PSY 722 Counseling Theory and Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention Techniques 3 PSY 727 Learning Disabilities-Diagnosis and Remediation: Theory and Practice 3 Total Credits: 13 Professional and Ethical Conduct Students in all the professional practice graduate psychology programs are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the New York State Licensing Law and the Ethics of the American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, and the New York State Psychological Association. This precludes any unlicensed private practice, psychological in nature, other than in an exempt agency under appropriate supervision. The only agencies exempted are those of federal, state, county or municipal governments. At the end of the first year, students are required to take a Qualifying Examination. Students must pass the examination in order to proceed to the second year of study. Students are permitted to take the Qualifying Examination a maximum of two times. SECOND YEAR (FALL) PSY 509 Practicum A, B, C, or D EDU 701 The School: Field Experience and Seminar PSY 707 Psychological Assessment II PSY 715 Statistics and Research Design I PSY 737 Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY WITH A SPECIALIZATION IN BILINGUAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY Credits 0 3 4 4 3 Bilingual students who are enrolled in the M.S.Ed. program in School Psychology are eligible to complete additional coursework and practicum experiences that allow them to be eligible for the Bilingual Education Extension (PPS/ADMIN) to the New York State teaching certificate in School Psychology. Students who elect to complete the Bilingual Specialization Program receive training that enables them to provide school psychological services to children in both monolingual and bilingual settings. Additional coursework focuses more intensively on the theory and practice of bilingual/multicultural education and methods of providing psychological services in the target language. Students receive integrated training from psychology and speech and language faculty in the area of bilingual language development and disorders. Students entering the Psy.D. program with advanced standing may also obtain the experiences needed to apply for the New York State Bilingual School Psychology Certificate. Typically, this requires enrolling in PSY 750B and PSY 751B in addition to fulfilling the other Bilingual School Psychology Specialization requirements. Total Credits: 14 SECOND YEAR (SPRING) Credits PSY 509 Practicum A, B, C, or D 0 EDU 702 The Exceptional Child: Field Experience and Seminar 3 PSY 712 Advanced Biological Bases of Behavior 3 PSY 713 Psychological Assessment III 4 PSY 723 Advanced Social Psychology 3 Total Credits: 13 Program Prerequisites In addition to prerequisites required for the M.S.Ed. program, students must have courses or show competencies in principles and problems in education and curriculum development or methods of teaching and instruction. Students enrolled in the Bilingual Specialization program will also be required to complete a course in Foundations of Bilingual Education (currently ED 551 or equivalent). Students should bear in mind that in order to fulfill the requirements for the Bilingual Education Extension (PPS/ADMIN) to the New York State teaching certificate in School Psychology, they will be required to pass both oral and written proficiency examinations in both English and the native language. Before students are enrolled in the Bilingual School Psychology Internship Experiences (PSY750A; PSY751A), they will be required to pass the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) in both English and the target language before they enroll in the Bilingual School Psychology Internship Experiences (PSY750A; PSY751A) At the end of the second year, upon completion of at least 42 graduate credit hours in the program, students are eligible for the New York State School Psychology Internship Certificate. SECOND YEAR (SUMMER) PSY 720 Integrating Seminar THIRD YEAR (FALL) PSY 509 Practicum A, B, C, or D PSY 734 Consultation PSY 759 Early Childhood and Infant Assessment PSY 750 School Psychology I: Internship, Ethics & Seminar THIRD YEAR (SPRING) PSY 509 Practicum A, B, C, or D PSY 751 School Psychology II: Internship, Ethics & Seminar Credits 3 Total Credits: 3 Credits 0 3 3 4 Total Credits: 10 PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. Barbara Mowder, Director, Graduate Psychology Programs (New York City campus) One Pace Plaza (212) 346-1556 (212) 346-1618 (FAX) bmowder@pace.edu Credits 0 4 Total Credits: 4 All M.S.Ed. students are required to complete a 1,200-clock hour school psychology internship. A minimum of 600 clock hours must be completed in a school setting with a minimum of two full days per week over 20 weeks per semester. Curriculum – Bilingual Specialization Students in the Bilingual Specialization in School Psychology Program must successfully complete all prerequisites and requirements for the M.S.Ed. program in School Psychology, with the following modifications and additions: The M.S.Ed. program has the school psychology internship as its final culminating experience. To enhance this experience, students enroll in PSY 734 (Consultation) and PSY 759 (Early childhood and Infant Assessment) early in their internship (fall). These courses facilitate integration of prior learning and broaden the final internship field experience. Note: Candidates who wish to pursue New Jersey school psychology certification should consult the program director. Field Work Requirements: Students in the Bilingual Specialization Program must enroll in the Bilingual School-Clinical Child Psychology Internship Seminar sequence (PSY750A; PSY751A). This includes a minimum of 1200 clock hours, of which a minimum of 600 clock hours must be completed in a school setting which 6

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