School Psychology EdM

Master of Education in School Psychology


For Fall 2021 admissions, the TC School Psychology programs have retained use of GRE scores. In the United States and in most countries, the GRE is generally available for taking at home (see https://www.ets.org/gre/) as well as at some test centers. We understand that this availability is not present for all students everywhere. If a prospective student has any questions regarding the GRE requirement, they may contact the TC Office of Admission at admission@tc.columbia.edu.

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. Our students are also eligible for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in addition to the Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA). For the BCBA, students need to enroll in 7 additional courses, but may use practicums throughout the semester and/or summer to start accruing hours. For more information, contact Dr. Jessica Dudek, js408@tc.columbia.edu; 914-552-0177. 

Students interested may also add a New York - Bilingual Extension to their degree while enrolled at Teachers College by passing the NYS proficiency exam in a language other than English, taking one additional course, and completing their internship under the supervision of a certified school psychologist who has the bilingual extension.

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Fieldwork Experiences

Ed.M. students should plan on three years of full-time attendance, including summers. Although part-time attendance is possible, full-time attendance leads to a richer educational experience. Ed.M. students must be available to spend a minimum of one full day per week for practica in their first year and two full days per week for fieldwork in their second year. Internships are full-time.

Students spend an average of 1 day per week in assissment practica for both semesters. These practica take place in the Center for Educational and Psychological Services at Teachers College.

Students spend two days per week in fieldwork for both semesters at one of the schools associated with our program. Fieldwork is a minimum of 600 hours over the academic year.

Students work in a school-based internship with a certified school psychologist for a minimum of 1200 hours.

For more detailed information about our program, please download our Student Handbook.

Ed.M. Student Handbook

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Admissions Information

Master of Education

  • Points/Credits: 69
  • Entry Terms: Fall Only

Certification

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  • NY State Provisional: School Psychology

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: N/A
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): January 15
  • Summer/Fall (Final): April 15

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

  • GRE General Test
  • Academic Writing Sample
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation must be academic

Requirements from the TC Catalog

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Master of Education (Ed.M., 69 points)

Master of Education-Regular Track (Ed.M., 69 points)

Our National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)-accredited Master of Education program requires 69 points of coursework. The course of study stresses a firm grounding in the core areas of psychology, especially cognitive psychology, as well as in the tools traditionally used by school psychologists to apply their knowledge and skills to school settings. Completion of the Ed.M. program in School Psychology can lead to certification as a school psychologist in New York State.

Ed.M. students should plan on three years of full-time attendance, including summers. Although part-time attendance is possible, full-time attendance leads to a richer educational experience. Ed.M. students must be available to spend a minimum of one full day per week for practica in their first year and two full days per week for fieldwork in their second year. Internships are full-time.

(The fieldwork sequence conforms to the calendar of our cooperating schools, NOT to the Teachers College academic calendar.)

Suggested sequence of courses by year and semester:

First Year

Fall (15 credits)

  • HBSK 4025 3 Professional and Ethical Functions of School Psychologists

  • HBSK 5320 3 Individual Psychological Testing I

  • HBSE 4015 3 Applied Behavior Analysis I

  • HBSK 5378 3 Psychoeducational Assessment of School Subject Differences

  • HBSK 4073 3 Childhood Disorders

Spring (15 credits)

  • HBSK 5321 3 Individual Psychological Testing II

  • HBSK 6380 3 Psychoeducational Assessment of Culturally Diverse Students
  • HBSK 5096 3 Psychology of Memory: Cognitive and Affective Bases
  • HBSK 4074 3 Development of Reading Comprehension
  • HBSK 5050 3 Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions
  • BBS 5068(9) 3 Brain and Behavior I and II

Summer (6 credits) Session A

  • HBSS 6100 3 Measurement and Program Evaluation Session B

  • ORL 5362 3 Group Dynamics: A Systems Perspective

Second Year

Fall (13 credits)

  • HBSK 5280

4

Fieldwork

  • HBSK 6382

3

Psychoeducational Interventions in the Schools

  • HBSK 6584

3

Seminar: School Psychology Consultation

  • HBSK 5031

3

Families as a Context for Child Development

Spring (13 credits)

  • HBSK 5280

4

Fieldwork

  • HBSK 6362

3

Group Practicum

  • HBSK 4030

3

Multicultural Issues in School Psychology

  • HUDM 4122

    

3

Probability and Statistical Inferernce

Third Year

Fall & Spring (4 credits)

HBSK 5480 2 Internship Supervision (2 credits per semester)

 

Master of Education-ABA Track (82 points)

In addition to our regular track, the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) track offers students the opportunity to obtain certification as a school psychologist and a license as a Behavior Analyst (LBA) in New York State, and meet the requirements for certification as a Board Certified Behaver Analyst (BCBA) by earning a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Suggested sequence of courses by year and semester:

First Year

Fall (16 credits)

  • HBSK 4025 3 Professional and Ethical Functions of School Psychologists

  • HBSK 5320 3 Individual Psychological Testing I

  • HBSE 4015 3 Applied Behavior Analysis I

  • HBSE 4034 1 Practicum in ABA (1 credit)

  • HBSK 4073 3 Childhood Disorders
  • HBSK 5378 3 Psychoeducational Assessment of School Subject Differences

Spring (12 credits)

  • HBSK 5321

3

Individual Psychological Testing II

  • HBSK 6380

3

Psychoeducational Assessment of Culturally Diverse

Students

   
  • HBSK 5050

3

Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions

  • HBSE 4034

0

Practicum in ABA (0 credits)

  • HBSE 4044

3

Methods I: Research Methods in Pedagogy, Curriculum, and management Summer (12 credits) Session A (6 credits)

 

  • HBSE 4049

3

Professional and Ethical Issues in ABA

  • HBSS 6100

3

Measurement and Program Evaluation

Session B (8 credits)

  • ORL 5362

3

Group Dynamics: A Systems Perspective (one week)

  • HBSE 4048

  • BBS5068

3

2

Working with Families with Autism

Brain & Behavior I

Second Year

Fall (17 credits)

  • BBS 5069

  1

Brain and Behavior II

  • HBSK 5280

4

Fieldwork

  • HBSK 6382

3

Psychoeducational Interventions in the Schools

  • HBSK 6584

3

Seminar: School Psychology Consultation

  • HBSK 5031

3

Families as a Context for Child Development

  • HBSE 4045

3

Methods 2: Curr/Ped Operations for Teaching

Spring (16 credits)

  • HBSK 5280

4

Fieldwork

  • HBSK 6362

3

Group Practicum

  • HBSE 4016

3

ABA II

  • HBSK 4030

3

Multicultural Issues in School Psychology

  • HBSK 5096

3

Psychology of Memory: Cognitive and Affective Bases

Summer (5 credits) Session A

  • HUDM 4122 3 Probability and Statistical Inference Session B

  • HBSE 4047 2 Record Keeping in ABA (online)

Third Year

Fall and Spring (2 credits)

  • HBSK 5480 2 Internship Supervision (1 credit per semester)
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