School Psychology, MS Ed

Campus: NYC


This M.S. Ed. degree program in School Psychology trains students to provide psycho-educational services in the school setting.  Students receive course and field work in assessment, consultation, and intervention and are trained to provide assessment and diagnostic services for individual children and adolescents, design and implement school research and evaluation projects, and offer assistance to teachers and other educational professionals.

Course work is offered in psychological foundation areas as well as in the professional practice of psychology.  Courses are taken on Pace University’s New York City campus in lower Manhattan, and practicum work occurs on campus in the Thomas J. McShane Center for Psychological Services as well as in school districts throughout the New York City metropolitan area.  Field work begins with experiential activities and extends to formal training opportunities in the McShane Center and metropolitan area school districts.  This program includes a final school psychology internship, typically in a school district in the metropolitan area.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallCredits
Note: At the end of the first year, students are required to take a Qualifying Examination which they must pass in order to proceed to the second year of study. Students are permitted to take the Qualifying Examination a maximum of two times.  
PSY 501 Introduction to School and Clinical Child Psychology I 0
PSY 509A Practicum in Psychological Services: Psychotherapy 0
PSY 704 Advanced Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 717 Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior 3
PSY 721 Tests and Measurements 3
PSY 725 Advanced Personality Theories 3
 Credits12
Spring
PSY 502 Introduction to School-Clinical Child Psychology II 0
PSY 509A Practicum in Psychological Services: Psychotherapy 0
PSY 703 Psychological Assessment I 4
PSY 710 Psychopathology in Childhood and Adolescence 3
PSY 722 Intervention Tech II: Cognitive-Behavioral Perspectives 3
PSY 727 Learning Disabilities-Diagnosis/Remediation: Theories and Practice 3
 Credits13
Summer
PSY 839 Psychoanalytic Theory 3
PSY 876 Multicultural and Gender Intervention Issues 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits31

Graduate Program Curriculum (69 credits)

M.S. Ed. Program Requirements

This three-year program requires the completion of 69 credit hours of coursework, a practicum and an internship. All M.S. Ed. students are required to complete a minimum of 1,200 clock hours of supervised school psychology internship field work (as approved by the director of field training); at least 600 clock hours must be completed in a school setting. Changes are anticipated in this program, primarily regarding field work requirements, so for updated information applicants should consult the program director. Additional information about the program appears in the New York City Psychology Department’s Graduate Catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
FallCredits
PSY 509A Practicum in Psychological Services: Psychotherapy 0
PSY 707 Psychological Assessment II 4
PSY 715 Statistics and Research Design I 4
PSY 737 Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy 3
PSY 738 School Field Experience and Seminar 3
 Credits14
Spring
PSY 509A Practicum in Psychological Services: Psychotherapy 0
PSY 707 Psychological Assessment II 4
PSY 715 Statistics and Research Design I 4
PSY 737 Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy 3
PSY 739 The Exceptional Child: Field Experience and Seminar 3
 Credits14
Summer
PSY 720 Integrating Seminar 3
 Credits3
Year 3
Fall
PSY 734 Consultation 3
PSY 750 School-Clinical Child Psychology I: Internship, Ethics and Seminar 4
PSY 759 Early Childhood and Infant Assessment 3
 Credits10
Spring
PSY 751 School-Clinical Child Psychology II: Internship, Ethics, and Seminar 4
 Credits4
 Total Credits45