Preschool Child Psychology (M.S.E.)
This program focuses on the scientific study of the psychological growth and development of pre-K to second-grade students. It includes instruction in empirically based preschool testing, assessment, consultation, and intervention methods; data-based decision-making; cognitive and perceptual development; social and emotional development; theories of cognitive growth; related research methods; and supervised fieldwork in school settings with early childhood populations.
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 Psychology, Advanced 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.
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
|EDGE 6101||Race and Multicultural Education in American Society||3|
|PSGE 6301||Psychology of Child Development||3|
|PSGE 7301||Advanced Developmental Psychology||3|
|PSGE 6417||Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities||3|
|PSGE 6418||Emotional Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence||3|
& PSGE 7518
and Cognitive Assessment Lab
|PSGE 7413||School Psychology: Advanced Assessment Seminar||3|
|One of the following two Research courses||3|
|Introduction to Research|
|Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology and Education I|
|PSGE 6311||Applications of Behavior Analysis in Educational Settings||3|
|PSGE 7425||Advanced Intervention Seminar: Preschool Intervention||3|
|PSGE 7445||Theories of School-Based Consultation||3|
|PSGE 6446||Consultation With Families in a Diverse Society||3|
|PSGE 7500||Clinical Practicum in School Psychology||3|
|PSGE 7502||Consultation Practicum in School Psychology||3|
|PSGE 0725||Master's Comprehensive Exam/Assessment in Preschool Psychology||0|