Sequence

Current Sequence of School Psychology and Other Required Coursework

(Assuming no previous coursework or supervised field experience)

FIRST YEAR

Fall

Spring 

Theoretical and Empirical Bases for School Psychology:  Part 1 Early and Middle Childhood   

Theoretical and Empirical Bases for School Psychology: 

Part 2 Adolescence

Supervision of School Practicum Placement

Supervision of School Practicum Placement 

History/Systems of Psychology & Ethics  

Social Bases of Behavior  

Statistics I

Statistics II

1st year Doctoral Student Seminar: Introduction to the GSE

1st year Doctoral Student Seminar: Introduction to the GSE

Research group – Dr. Worrell, Dr. Yang, or other faculty member

Research group – Dr. Worrell, Dr. Yang, or other faculty member  

1 additional course - Academic Preparation, GSE or Program Required Course (e.g., Family Socialization or Psychosocial Development)

1 additional course -Academic Preparation, GSE or Program Required Course (e.g., Family Socialization or Psychosocial Development)

 

By the end of the first year it is expected that students will have completed one Prequalifying (PQ) Paper

 

SECOND YEAR

Fall

Spring 

Assessment of Cognitive Functioning  

Assessment of Developmental, Learning and Socio-Emotional Disorders   

School Based Consultation  

Educational Interventions

Supervision of School Practicum Placement  

Supervision of School Practicum Placement

Consultation lab  

Consultation Lab  

Research group – Dr. Worrell, Dr. Yang, or other faculty member  

Research group – Dr. Worrell, Dr. Yang, or other faculty member  

1 additional course -Academic Preparation, GSE or Program Required Course  

1 additional course -Academic Preparation, GSE or Program Required Course

 

By the end of the second year it is expected that students will have completed the first PQ Paper, filed the Outline of Program form, advanced to candidacy for the MA degree, and be ready to make a preliminary declaration of three areas of academic specialization (which are the areas that will be covered in the Oral Exam).

 

THIRD YEAR


Fall

Spring

Measurement  

Education Law  

Developmental Psychopathology

Research Methods  

Supervision of Advanced Assessment Practicum  

Supervision of Advanced Assessment Practicum

Research group – Dr. Worrell, Dr. Yang, or other faculty member

Research group – Dr. Worrell, Dr. Yang, or other faculty member

1 additional course -Academic Preparation, GSE or Program Required Course

1 additional course -Academic Preparation, GSE or Program Required Course

Finish any uncompleted PQ papers

Finish any uncompleted PQ papers

Read/prep for Oral Examination

Read/prep for and take Oral examination

 

By the end of the third year, it is expected that students have completed the 2nd PQ paper and completed all requirements to pass the prequalifying review.  They should also have begun preparing for the oral exam (if not taken the exam).


 

FOURTH YEAR

Fall  

Spring   

Community Based Internship Seminar  

Community Based Internship Seminar  

Supervision  of Community Based Internship

Supervision of Community Based Internship

Consultation Lab  

Consultation Lab  

Research group – Dr. Worrell, Dr. Yang, or other faculty member  

Research group – Dr. Worrell, Dr. Yang, or other faculty member

1 additional course, if needed

1 additional course, if needed

 

By the end of the fourth year, all required courses (with the exception of the School-Based Internship Seminar) should have been taken.  Students should also have taken their oral examination and defended their dissertation proposal.  Students who have not completed both prequalifying papers by the end of the seventh semester will not be allowed to apply for the School Based Internship.  This will mean that they must start again in a Community-Based Internship, because these two half-time internships must be contiguous. In order to apply for the Doctoral Completion Fellowship students MUST have completed both prequalifying papers, passed Prequalifying Review, taken the oral examination, and be advanced to doctoral candidacy.

 

FIFTH YEAR

Fall  

Spring  

School Based Internship Seminar  

School Based Internship Seminar  

Supervision of School Based Internship

Supervision of School Based Internship

Consultation Lab  

Consultation Lab  

Research group – Dr. Worrell, Dr. Yang, or other faculty member  

Research group – Dr. Worrell, Dr. Yang, or other faculty member  

1 additional course, if needed

1 additional course, if needed

 

During the fifth year, it is expected that students will complete their dissertation (or be very near completion). At the end of this year, students will have completed the professional sequence and as long as their performance in the internship provides evidence of their competency and readiness for entry level practice, they will receive their credential.

 

SIXTH YEAR

 

At this point students should be actively working on finishing their dissertation.  Hopefully this happens no later than the end of the 6th year, at which point the Ph.D. will be awarded.