Advanced certificate program: school psychologist
HEGIS code 0826.02
NYS SED program code 79597

Program Heads

Office Hours
McCabe, Paul Program Coordinator 718.951.5876 1107 James Hall paulmc @ call/email for appointment


Admission Requirements

Department School Psychology, Counseling & Leadership
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.', two letters of recommendation, and resume. Applicants must present an M.S. in education degree for school psychologist (or an appropriate equivalent) as well as the requirements for the M.S. in education degree for school psychologist. On a separate page, attach a brief biographical statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals. Interview with department. Refer to instructions at .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 500, 173, 61


Applicants are admitted to this program only in the fall; see application deadlines posted on the program website.

Degree requirements (27 credits)

Matriculation requirements

Applicants must present an M.S. in Education degree for school psychologist (or the appropriate equivalent) as well as the requirements described above under the M.S. in Education degree for school psychologist.

Advanced certificate requirements

Twenty-seven credits (beyond the master's degree) are required for the advanced certificate. Students must complete 27 credits selected from the following courses: SPCL 7904T, 7902X, 7905X, 7931T, 7932T, 7923X, 7907X, 7933X, 7934X, 7912X, 7913X, 7920X, and 7921X.

During the first term, students must file a program of study approved by the program coordinator. Students must continuously maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B). A student who earns 6 credits below B- will not be awarded an advanced certificate.

Completion of the advanced certificate program in addition to the M.S. Ed in school psychology fulfills requirements for provisional certification as school psychologist by the New York State Education Department.