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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.

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

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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Scholarship Opportunities

ICO Project Scholarship (Improving Child Outcomes) in Preschool Psychology. Deadline: April 30, 2020

  • Receive 70% tuition support ($14,070) (only pay an application fee, university fees, and 30% of the tuition)

Application Deadline

Fieldwork Requirements

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.

Program Curriculum

Extension Program Options

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.




School Psychology Program Directors