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

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The school psychologist graduate program comprises an MSED and an Advanced Certificate in school psychology and consists of a 60-credit curriculum in theory, research, and evidence-based practice. The program is registered with the New York State Department of Education, and has full approval from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Upon completion of the 33 credit MSED and then the 27 credit Advanced Certificate, graduates are eligible to apply for certification in school psychology with New York State and to apply for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Students collaborate with faculty, and build professional portfolios that include publications and presentations at local and national conferences.

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

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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:

1. 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.'

2. Two letters of recommendation

3. 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.

4. 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.


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.

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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.