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The school psychology program is housed in the Beeghly College of Education at Youngstown State University. Students who successfully complete 45 credit hours of coursework are awarded the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Intervention Services. An additional 54 credit hours, including internship and a Change Project, are required for program completion and the awarding of the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in School Psychology. Candidates must also pass the PRAXIS II examination in school psychology for licensure in the State of Ohio and for certification by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
The program provides a curriculum that is comprehensive, integrated, and sequential. It follows the school psychology standards set forth by the State of Ohio, NASP, and the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). Courses reflect current advances in the field of school psychology and education. In addition, the program has a unique emphasis in low incidence disabilities. The program is committed to implementing and integrating the most current technology.
he school psychology program is structured so that course content is accompanied by appropriate field experiences. Practicum experiences are designed to provide students with opportunities to practice skills that are required in professional practice while under direct supervision. Practicum experiences occur in conjunction with specific courses and are individualized in terms of setting and assignment to a field supervisor.
An internship consisting of 15 semester hours during the third year of training is a culminating activity that provides students with the opportunity to develop professional competency while under supervision. The internship is completed on a full-time basis for nine months (1400 clock hours) in a school district, with supervision provided by appropriately licensed school psychologists.
Information sessions for interested students will be held on:
Wednesday, October 7th at 1:00pm, in the Gallery Room of Kilcawley Center
Thursday, November 19th at 4:00pm, in Room 3322 of Beeghly College of Education
These hour-long sessions will introduce the program faculty, describe the field of school psychology, describe our YSU School Psychology Program, and answer any questions from potential applicants. Applications for the 2016 cohort are due 1/31/16, with the interview process beginning in February of 2016.
Faculty Research Interests
Kathleen Aspiranti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor School-based behavioral and academic interventions, Response to Intervention, autism spectrum disorders, and curriculum-based measurements in reading.
Carrie Jackson, D.Ed., BCBA, Assistant Professor Applied behavior analysis, autism spectrum disorders, neuropsychology, and transition planning/vocational assessment.
Richard W. Van Voorhis, D.Ed. NCSP, Associate Professor Role and function of school psychologists, career development topics, special education service delivery, low incidence disabilities, and assessment and identification issues.
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Thesis and Dissertation Submission Process Sessions
School Psychology Information Sessions
Wednesday, October 7th at 1:00 PM Gallery Room of Kilcawley Center
Thursday, November 19th at 4:00 PM Room 3322 of Beeghly College of Education
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