Upon completion of the internship, students may apply for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential. This certificate is achieving growing recognition among state school psychology licensing boards and allows for reciprocal certification in selected states outside of Wisconsin.
Consistent with policies of the University of Wisconsin System, the School Psychology program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is committed to equal educational opportunity in its training program and encourages application from all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status, and pregnancy.
The School Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is designed for those persons who plan to devote their professional careers to the many aspects of school psychological services and desire to assume a role of leadership based on a considerable depth of understanding in their work. The Program recognizes that a contemporary training program must prepare its students for the complex challenges of today's schools and school children, as well as prepare them to meet the demands of the future with intellectual curiosity and professional enthusiasm. The School Psychology Program has the following training objectives:
- To teach the basic skills and content areas of psychology and education in order to meet the requirements of School Psychology as defined by the National Association of School Psychologists, the American Psychological Association, and the Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction Certification for Provisional and (Full) School Psychologists;
- To teach students to have respect for the integration of science and professional practice;
- To train students in non-biased assessment of school-aged children and youth and to see assessment as integrated with well-researched, measurable treatment procedures.
- To train students to become competent in serving as consultants to teachers, parents and other personnel in their work setting and prepared to carry out programs of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention;
- To train students to become professionals who will act as child advocates and facilitate the optimal best interest of the child in the environments of school, home and community;
- To train students to become professionals who are sensitive to and accepting of human diversity and who are academically prepared for the challenges presented in a pluralistic society;
- To train students to become professionals who will not only be effective consumers of others' research, but as a function of their practice, be able to conduct applied research to benefit the children and families whom they serve;
- To provide students with exposure to and understanding of the ethics and values of the school psychology profession;
- To promote in students a need and respect for continuing professional development and to address those needs through advanced continuing professional development coursework and workshops.
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- Core course work in the legal, ethical, and professional foundations of school psychology, human learning, child and adolescent psychopathology, and research methods provide the student with the foundation necessary to advance to the more applied assessment and intervention curricula. Students are provided with both theoretical and practical training in a broad range of professional competencies.
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DisciplinesEducational Psychology View 290 other Masters in Educational Psychology in United States
- An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) is required.
- Students must demonstrate, at a minimum, undergraduate or graduate course work in the three areas of 1) child/adolescent psychology or development, 2) abnormal psychology, and 3) basic statistics as prerequisite to all graduate coursework. Additional preparation in the areas of physiological psychology, advanced child development, personality theory, theories of counseling, and regular or exceptional education are highly desirable.
- Individuals wishing to be admitted to this program must be of high personal character.
- Solicit three letters of recommendation from appropriate persons.
- Take either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and have the results sent to the Department of Psychology.
International18424 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9212 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National18424 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9212 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
In-State8926 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4463 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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