School Psychology

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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.

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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.

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  • School Psychology
  • School Psychology: Applied Developmental and Learning Psychology

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