For Fall 2023 admissions, the TC School Psychology programs have retained use of the GRE scores. Faculty use the scores, along with undergraduate GPA, letters of recommendation, the personal statement, and other materials to perform a holistic review of each applicant. There is no minimum GRE cutoff score for either the EdM or PhD program in School Psychology.
The School Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University trains school psychologists to work in schools (Ed.M. & Ph.D. level), clinics, hospitals, universities, testing companies, and research centers (Ph.D. level) to serve the academic and mental health needs of children, youth, and families. Course work provides students with a strong foundation in psychological theory and research. Practica and internship experiences provide students with the opportunity to apply this knowledge directly to their work with diverse clients and indirectly via consultation with teachers and other specialists in a variety of settings.
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Our National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)-accredited Master of Education (Ed.M.) program stresses a firm grounding in the core areas of psychology, as well as in the tools traditionally used by school psychologists to apply their knowledge and skills to school settings.
Completion of the 69-credit Ed.M. can lead to certification as a school psychologist in New York State. In addition, students may be eligible for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in New York State. Students who speak and read a foreign language may also add a New York - Bilingual Extension to their degree while enrolled at Teachers College.
Our American Psychological Association (APA)- and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)- accredited doctoral program (Ph.D.) prepares students for certification as a school psychologist and licensure as a psychologist.
In addition, students may be eligible for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in New York State. Students who speak and read a foreign language may also add a New York - Bilingual Extension to their degree while enrolled at Teachers College.
I chose the School Psychology program at TC because of the diverse research interests of the faculty, opportunity to serve clients at the university clinic in my first year, and opportunity to pursue the bilingual extension to my certification.
I chose the School Psychology program at TC because it provides the unique opportunity to gain clinical experience in a variety of settings and learn from experienced psychologists with diverse research interests.
I chose the School Psychology program at TC because of its challenging coursework and wide variety of training opportunities.
For me, TC’s celebrated history of innovation and rigor was the hook, and meeting the experienced, passionate staff in the School Psychology program sealed the deal.
The School Psychology program at Teachers College was my first choice because of the intensive clinical training, the ability to work with clients every year, the opportunity to take on leadership roles within the department, and the outstanding faculty advisors.