Educational Evaluation and Intervention (M.S.E.)

39 credits

NYSED 14862

This program focuses on the scientific study of the psychological growth and development of individuals of school age. It includes instruction in cognitive, emotional, and personality development; empirically based testing, assessment, consultation, and intervention; data-based decision-making; theories in cognition, instruction, and learning science and related research methods; data-collection activities; data-reporting activities; data analysis and interpretation; data-based decision-making; and supervised fieldwork in school settings. 

Students who are admitted to the Ph.D. program in school psychology, the Advanced Certificate (formerly Professional Diploma) program in school psychology, or to the Advanced Certificate (formerly Professional Diploma) program in bilingual school psychology, and who do not have a relevant master’s degree, must complete a master’s degree (M.S.E.) 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 M.S.E. 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 Advanced Certificate 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 Advanced Certificate in School PsychologyAdvanced Certificate in Bilingual School Psychology, or Ph.D. in School Psychology to meet New York state’s requirements for eligibility as a certified school psychologist.

Completion Requirements

To complete the M.S.E., students must

  • complete the prescribed program of study, including the four courses (12 credits) that do not overlap with the advanced certificate or bilingual advanced certificate programs prior to or concurrently with completing the advanced certificate or Ph.D.;
  • 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 the the School Psychology program's M.S.E. programs is limited to students already admitted to the Ph.D. program in school psychology, the advanced certificate (formerly professional diploma) program in school psychology, or the advanced certificate (formerly professional diploma) program in bilingual school psychology. Admission to and enrollment in one of these programs is sufficient for admission to a master's program.

Students in the Advanced Certificate program in bilingual 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 certification extension.

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

Program of Study

Course Title Credits
Multicultural Education
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
Research for Educational Change
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
PSGE 7429Integration of Assessment Techniques 13
PSGE 7502Consultation Practicum in School Psychology 13
PSGE 5203Introduction to Research3
or PSGE 7681 Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology and Education I
Comprehensive Assessment
PSGE 0735Master's Comprehensive Exam/Assessment in Educational Evaluation and Intervention (portfolio assessment)0
Total Credits39

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