Bilingual School Psychology (BiPD)

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Degree: Professional Diploma/Advanced Certificate in School Psychology with Bilingual Extension
Credits: 66
Career Path: Certified School Psychologist working with children and families including those with limited-English proficiency

Start Semester: Fall only
Campus: Lincoln Center
Full-time/Part-time: Both
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The bilingual professional diploma program (BiPD) in School Psychology prepares students to work as practicing school psychologists and leads to NYS certification.

The BiPD program offers training to prepare school psychologists who are bilingual with a specialty in working with children and families of limited English proficiency.

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

The Bilingual School Psychology program leads to a school psychology certificate with a bilingual extension. Currently, the Bilingual PD program offers a multilingual specialization that includes a diversity of language backgrounds.

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

Application Deadline

January 15

Fall semester start only

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

Fieldwork Requirements

Completion of 3 practica and a one year supervised internship.

Each practicum requires the student to complete approximately 150 hours at an off campus site (i.e., school) learning and honing their skills in consultation, counseling and assessment of children and adolescents.

Students complete a one year (1500 hours), supervised internship in a school as a culminating experience once their coursework is complete.

Program Curriculum

Browse course schedules and descriptions.

Assessment

  • Cognitive Assessment (PSGE7508)
  • Fundamentals of Educational and Psychological Measurement (PSGE6702)
  • Issues in Non-biased Assessment and Decision-Making (PSGE7418)
  • Personality Assessment (PSGE7412)

 

Intervention

  • Applications of Behavioral Analysis in Educational Settings (PSGE6311)
  • Instructional Consultation (PSGE7422)
  • Therapeutic Interventions in Schools (PSGE7423)
  • Theories of School-based Consultation (PSGE7445)
  • Theories of Counseling (PSGE7620)

 

Professional Role

  • Role and Function of the School Psychologist (PSGE7442)

 

Two courses on multicultural or urban education and psychology under advisement

Research

  • Introduction to Research (PSGE5203)

 

Bilingualism in Education

  • Advanced Seminar in Intervention: Bilingual School Psychology (PSGE7427)
  • Principles of Bilingual Education (CTGE5841)
  • Second Language Proficiency (CTGE7843)
  • Seminar in Psychology of Bilingual Students (PSGE6401)

Field Work

  • Clinical Practicum in School Psychology (PSGE7500)
  • Consultation Practicum in School Psychology (PSGE7502)
  • Integration of Assessment Techniques (PSGE7429)
  • Professional Diploma Internship in School Psychology I and II (PSGE7480/7481)

Cognate

  • Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (PSGE6417)
  • Emotional Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence (PSGE6418)
  • Psychology of Cognition and Affect (PSGE6312)

Electives (6 credits)

Comprehensive Assessment

Extension Program Options

Students who enter the School Psychology BiPD program without a related masters degree will need to complete one along with the BiPD in order to be permanently certified by New York State as a School Psychologist.

Contact

Admissions
212-636-6400
gse_admiss@fordham.edu

School Psychology Program Directors
GSESPDirector@fordham.edu