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What will I learn?

This Master of Arts program has a special emphasis on applied research with three central components: functional assessment, consultation and intervention. School psychologists are professionals trained in the concepts and techniques of both psychology and behavior analysis; work with children in the areas of assessment and treatment of emotional/behavioral disorders and learning disabilities; act as consultants to teachers, parents and school administrators; and may be employed in a variety of settings, including schools, day care centers, hospitals, mental health clinics and child guidance centers.

Requirements

COU 522 - Family Counseling Credit(s): 3
COU 535 - Multicultural Counseling Credit(s): 3
EPS 501 - Ethics in School Psychology Credit(s): 3
EPS 502 - Applied Behavior Analysis Credit(s): 3
EPS 544 - Psychoeducational Assessment Credit(s): 3
EPS 545 - Individual Intelligence Testing Credit(s): 3
EPS 550 - Research Methods Credit(s): 3
EPS 555 - Practicum In Diagnostic Evaluation Credit(s): 3 (section 020)
EPS 560 - Learning and Cognitive Development Credit(s): 3
EPS 561 - Social Basis of Behavior and Personality Credit(s): 3
EPS 563 - Individual Case Consultation Credit(s): 3
EPS 565 - School Psychology Credit(s): 3
EPS 580 - Educational Psychology Credit(s): 3
EPS 585 - Advanced Human Growth and Development Credit(s): 3
EPS 589 - Thesis Research Credit(s): 3
EPS 590 - Thesis Writing Credit(s): 3-9
EPS 595 - Internship School/Psychology Credit(s): 3 (two semesters - six hours)
SPE 562 - Instructional Strategies for Exceptional Learners Credit(s): 3
SPE 567 - Trends in Educating Exceptional Children Credit(s): 3

Which department am I in?

James I. Perkins College of Education

Study options

Full Time (63 hours)

Tuition fees
US$14,562.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

James I. Perkins College of Education

1936 North Street,

NACOGDOCHES,

Texas,

75965, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply for a master’s degree program at SFA, you must meet one of the following requirements: Be in your final year of undergraduate work; Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Generally, all applicants must have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a 2.8 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.

For international students

Meet the minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or 3.0 during the last two years of enrollment OR cumulative graduate-level GPA of 3.25

You must score at least a 79 on the TOEFL, 6.5 on the IELTS, or 53 on the PTE.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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