GSE Advanced Certificate in School Psychology (Adv Cer)

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Degree: Advanced Certificate in School Psychology (ADV CER)
Credits: 66
Career Path: Certified School Psychologist

Start Semester: Fall
Campus: Lincoln Center

The Advanced Certificate in School Psychology (ADV CER) program prepares students to work as practicing school psychologists and leads to New York state certification and eligibility for National Certification as a School Psychologist (NCSP).

The program builds on an undergraduate foundation in psychology, including a minimum of 66 graduate credits, and requires a one-year supervised internship.

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The program is fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.

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  • January 15

    Fall semester start only

    Browse the Admissions section for more about the application and financial aid processes.

  • Completion of three practica and a one year supervised internship.

    Each practicum requires the student to complete a minimum of 150 hours of supervised fieldwork, in schools, clinics, and hospital settings, learning and honing their skills in consultation, counseling and assessment of children and adolescents.

    • Clinical Practicum: supervised experience in counseling/clinical intervention with children and youth
    • Consultation Practicum: supervised experiences in school-based consultation
    • Integration of Assessment Techniques: supervised experience in psycho-educational assessment (Many students complete this practicum in The Rosa Hagin School Consultation and Early Childhood Centers at Fordham University.)

    Internship Students complete a full academic year (1,500 hours), supervised internship in a school as a culminating experience once their coursework is complete.

  • Browse course schedules and descriptions and review a list of courses

    School Psychology Advanced Certificate (ADV CER) Program Requirements and Course Sequencing

    Prerequisite Courses: General Psychology; Child/Developmental Psychology; Educational Psychology; Abnormal Psychology; Personality

    NOTE: Any student who has not completed all prerequisite coursework prior to admission must complete it during the first part of his/her studies with us. Prerequisite coursework may be either at the graduate or undergraduate levels. One prerequisite may be met through coursework in the program. Students who begin the program without a master's degree must complete one before receiving their advanced certificate.

    Advanced certificate students must also fulfill the Multicultural Education (3 credits) requirement. One course must cover multicultural issues.



    • Personality Assessment 
    • Personality Assessment Lab
    • Non-Biased Assessment and Decision-Making
    • Cognitive Assessment
    • Cognitive Assessment Lab


    • Applications of Behavior Analysis in Educational Settings
    • Therapeutic Interventions in the Schools
    • Theories of School-Based Consultation
    • Theories of Counseling

    Professional Role

    • Instructional Consultation
    • Role and Function of the School Psychologist
    • Adv Cert Pro-Seminar in the Professional Practice of School Psychology


    • Introduction to Research
    • Fundamentals of Educational and Psychological Measurement


    • Integration of Assessment Techniques
    • Integration of Assessment Techniques Lab
    • Advanced Certificate Internship in School Psychology I 
    • Advanced Certificate Internship in School Psychology II
    • Clinical Practicum in School Psychology
    • Consultation Practicum in School Psychology


    • Psychology of Cognition and Affect
    • Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
    • Emotional Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

    Urban Education

    • Race and Multicultural Education in American Society


    • Select six (6) credits, in consultation with an advisor.

    Comprehensive Assessment

    • Adv Cert/Professional Practice in School Psychology Comprehensive Assessment



  • Students who enter the Advanced Certificate in School Psychology (ADV CER) program without a related master's degree will need to complete one along the way (during the program) in order to be permanently certified by New York State as a School Psychologist. Cognate area options are preschool psychology, education evaluation and intervention, therapeutic interventions, and bilingual school psychology.


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    School Psychology Program Directors
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