School Psychology

Courses

EDSP 500 Professional School Psychology 3.0 Credits

This course provides an overview and introduction to the field of school psychology and the practice of school psychologists. This introductory course reviews the history of school psychology, the role and function of a school psychologist, the relationship of school psychology to other specialties in psychology and education, diversity of populations served, diversity of practice settings, as well as applications of research to practice. Students will gain an understanding of professional activities of school psychologists in various settings.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits

EDSP 510 Academic Assessment in School Psychology 3.0 Credits

Students will be introduced to academic assessment within the scope of curriculum-based measures and standardized achievement assessments. Students will be required to participate in the administration of universal screenings in reading and math basic skills, or comprehension and applied problems. Data will be analyzed to identify the at-risk of academic failure population. Students will then search the school psychology and education literature and implement and progress monitor one evidence-based intervention in both reading and math using a single-subject design. Students will administer two academic achievement tests (one WJIII and a student chosen assessment).

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDSP 512 Cognitive Assessment in School Psychology 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to the theory and research that supports cognitive assessment in the field of school psychology. Students will learn to administer, score, and interpret results of major cognitive assessments in the context of recent cognitive theories and research. The primary framework for interpretation of assessment results will be the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) Theory of Cognitive Abilities, using Cross-Battery Assessment approach.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDSP 514 Social, Emotional and Psycho-behavioral Assessment 3.0 Credits

This course is the third course in the assessment sequence and will cover the assessment of social-emotional, adaptive and behavioral functioning of youth. Through this course, students will be expected to develop knowledge of and demonstrate skills with administering and interpreting the results of a variety of social-emotional, adaptive, and behavioral assessments. Assessment techniques will include self-report measures, behavior rating scales, and clinical interviews that may be utilized in school and/or community settings.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDSP 521 Typical and Atypical Development in Early Childhood Education 3.0 Credits

This course addresses the multifaceted complexities of typical and atypical child development, through the discussion of classic and emerging theories. The primary aim of the course is to foster the students’ ability to recognize and apply the connections among developmental domains and of theory and research with educational practice. The readings and class assignments make use of research-based, real-world, and cross-cultural examples. In this course students will apply their knowledge of typical growth and development in childhood to those children whose development is atypical. An ecological systems approach will be taken to explain possible reasons for atypical and atypical developmental patterns. Systems include biological, environmental, and societal.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDSP 523 Teaching and Learning Environments for Children 3.0 Credits

With a foundation in typical and atypical child development, this course provides students with an in-depth understanding of culturally and developmentally responsive teaching and assessment. Emphasis will be placed on examining the interrelationship of the literature that relates to child development, teaching and learning environments, assessment and family. Students will gain an understanding of the forms, functions, methods, and roles of developmentally appropriate teaching and assessment. Participants in this course will examine the many factors that influence the total home and school learning environments for children between the ages of 3 and 8 years old.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDSP 530 School Psychology Legal and Ethical Requirements 3.0 Credits

This course will cover the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Principles for Professional Ethics and the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, as guiding documents for ethical and legal professional practice in school psychology. These guidelines and principles are required readings for those engaging in psychological services and to sit for state and national certification in School Psychology.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDSP 540 Multicultural Awareness, Competence and Sensitivity in School Psychology 3.0 Credits

This course is highly experiential and focuses on the development of the students’ awareness of cultural issues, skills in intercultural communication, and emphasizes gaining knowledge about diverse groups and individuals. This course is designed to provide an overview of mental health issues that are critical to understanding the psychological functioning of diverse individuals and groups in the U.S. The course covers general principles and models that are applicable to various underserved and/or oppressed populations, including gays, lesbians, and bisexuals and with an emphasis on culturally diverse ethnic groups within the U.S.—Latino Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, and Americans from Middle Eastern cultures.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDSP 600 Practicum in School Psychology 1.0 Credit

This course is a required practicum for all school psychology students. It is to be taken each academic quarter the students are in class with related school psychology course work and will follow local school district calendars. In this practicum, students are required to be engaged in assessment, intervention and/or consultative activities, related to the field of school psychology. The practicum may take place in school settings, behavioral health settings, clinics and hospital settings.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDSP 700 School Psychology Internship 2.0 Credits

This course is a required internship for all school psychology students. It is to be taken each academic quarter the students are on internship. During internship, students are required to be engaged in assessment, intervention and/or consultative activities, related to the field of school psychology. The practicum may take place in school settings, behavioral health settings, clinics and hospital settings.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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