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School Psychology (PD)

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Degree: Professional Diploma/Advanced Certificate in School Psychology
Credits: 66
Career Path: Certified School Psychologist

Start Semester: Fall
Campus: Lincoln Center
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The professional diploma program (PD/advanced certificate) in School Psychology 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.

Scholarship Opportunities

ICO Project Scholarship (Improving Child Outcomes) in Preschool Psychology. Deadline: April 30, 2019

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

Application Deadline

Fieldwork Requirements

Completion of 3 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

Cognate (6 credits of electives): In New York state, a master's is required for permanent certification as a School Psychologist. Students who enter the PD program without a relevant master's degree are encouraged to concurrently complete one of the school psychology MSE options. This generally requires an additional three-six credits enroute to the PD.





School Psychology Program Directors