Psychology of Bilingual Students (M.S.E.)
This program focuses on the scientific study of the psychological growth and development of bilingual students from kindergarten through early adulthood. It includes instruction in principles of bilingual education; cognitive and perceptual development; social and emotional development; theories of cognitive growth and related research methods; empirically based bilingual testing, assessment, consultation, and intervention methods; data-based decision making, and supervised fieldwork in school settings with bilingual students.
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 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 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.
Applicants do not need to be bilingual for admission to the M.S.E. in the psychology of bilingual students.
Admission to one of these four 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 6100||Issues and Trends in American Education||3|
|EDGE 6101||Race and Multicultural Education in American Society||3|
|CTGE 5841||Principles of Bilingual Education||3|
|PSGE 7418||Non-Biased Assessment and Decision-Making||3|
|PSGE 6311||Applications of Behavior Analysis in Educational Settings||3|
|PSGE 7423||Therapeutic Interventions in the Schools||3|
|PSGE 7445||Theories of School-Based Consultation||3|
|PSGE 7620||Theories of Counseling||3|
|PSGE 5203||Introduction to Research||3|
|or PSGE 7681||Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology and Education I|
|PSGE 6418||Emotional Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence||3|
|Bilingualism in Education and Psychology|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Principles of Bilingual Education|
|Scnd Lang Proficncy/Lrng|
|Seminar in the Psychology of Bilingual Students (required)|
|Multicultural Issues in Professional Psychology (required)|
|Consultation With Families in a Diverse Society|
|Advanced Intervention Seminar: Bilingual Intervention (required) 1|
|Advanced Assessment Seminar: Bilingual Assessment (Bilingual assessment required)|
Intervention project required.