Educational Psychology, MSE

39 credits

NYSED 14862

Students who are admitted to the doctoral program in school psychology, the professional diploma program in school psychology or to the professional diploma program in bilingual school psychology, and who do not have a relevant master’s degree, must complete a master’s degree (MSE) while matriculated in their programs in order to be eligible for permanent professional New York state certification as a school psychologist or school psychologist with a bilingual extension.

These MSE programs are designed to provide specialized studies in areas that complement the practice of school psychology. These are “captured” programs that overlap with the school psychology professional diploma and doctoral programs. 

Note: These master’s degree programs or specialization areas do not in and of themselves lead to eligibility as a school psychologist or bilingual school psychologist. Students must complete the PD, Bilingual PD, or PhD in school psychology to meet New York state’s requirements for eligibility as a certified school psychologist.

Completion Requirements

To complete the MSEs, students must

  • complete the prescribed program of study, including the four courses (12 credits) that do not overlap with the PD or bilingual PD programs prior to or concurrently with completing the PD or PhD;
  • maintain a minimum overall graduate grade point average of 3.25 (B or better); and
  • complete an end-of-program comprehensive assessment.


Admission to one of these three MSE programs is limited to students already admitted to the PD in school psychology, the bilingual PD in school psychology, or the PhD in school psychology. Admission to and enrollment in one of these programs is sufficient for admission to a master’s program.

Applicants do not need to be bilingual for admission to the MSE in the psychology of bilingual students.

Students in the bilingual PD in school psychology who lack a master’s degree must complete the master’s in the psychology of bilingual students in order to be eligible for the New York state bilingual extension..

To apply, students need to complete an interprogram application form, which is available from the division or deans’ offices.

Program of Study

CourseTitleCredits
Multicultural Core
Select one of the following:3
RACE AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION IN AMERICAN SOCIETY
SEMINAR IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BILINGUAL STUDENTS
MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Foundational Knowledge for Specialization in Educational Evaluation and Intervention
PSGE 6312PSYCHOLOGY OF COGNITION AND AFFECT3
PSGE 6320PSYCHOLOGY OF MOTIVATION3
PSGE 6308COGNITION AND INSTRUCTION I: FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC PROCESSES3
Select one additional course among the following:3
EVALUATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES DELIVERY PROGRAMS
PROGRAM EVALUATION AND RESEARCH IN ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION I
DATA, INQUIRY & TECH
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY
BEGINNING READING AND WRITING IN INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS
Assessment and Intervention
PSGE 6311APPLICATIONS OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS3
PSGE 7445THEORIES OF SCHOOL-BASED CONSULTATION3
PSGE 7422INSTRUCTIONAL CONSULTATION3
PSGE 7418NON-BIASED ASSESSMENT AND DECISION-MAKING3
PSGE 7426ADVANCED INTERVENTION SEMINAR: EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION3
Fieldwork
PSGE 7429INTEGRATION OF ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES 13
PSGE 7502CONSULTATION PRACTICUM IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY 13
Research3
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH
QUANT RES METHODS I
Comprehensive Assessment
PSGE 0735MASTER’S COMPREHENSIVE EXAM/ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION AND INTERVENTION (portfolio assessment)0
Total Credits39

1. Requires a minimum of 1 day per week with onsite supervision for 15 weeks in an approved assessment setting