Program of Study for the Master of Arts/Specialist in School Psychology
Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; official general GRE exam scores; completion of approved courses in Psychological Tests & Measurements, General Psychology, and Research Methods, including Statistics, or demonstrated competence in these areas; statement not exceeding two pages describing the applicant’s rationale and “fitness” for pursuing graduate training in School Psychology. Applicants who make the first cut will be invited for an interview.
Candidates will be subject to criminal background checks (CBCs) prior to participation in required training experiences in the public schools. Continued enrollment in the program requires that CBCs reveal no criminal offenses that would preclude employment in the public schools of North Carolina.
Location: On campus
Course Requirements for the Master of Arts and Specialist in School Psychology
Other Requirements for the MA/SSP in School Psychology
Thesis: Not required
Proficiency: Statistics proficiency met by completion of PSY 5020
Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
Comprehensive: Each candidate will earn a score on the Praxis Series School Psychologist Examination that equals or exceeds the score required for licensure, by the NC Department of Public Instruction, as a School Psychologist