M.S. degree program in education: school psychologist
HEGIS code 0826.02
NYS SED program code 01998

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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.

Program Heads

Office Hours
Mccabe, Paul Graduate Deputy 718.951.5876 1107 James Hall paulmc @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Email for appointments


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.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php)

2. Two letters of recommendation

3. Resume.

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.


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

Selected candidates are interviewed by academic department.

Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .

All students accepted in to the School of Education are required to submit fingerprint verification before signing up for most education classes. Verification is needed if you already have fingerprint records or not. Please read the instructions in the link http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/education/certification/fingerprints.php, and if you have questions about the instructions, you can contact Helen Spencer at HSpencer@brooklyn.cuny.edu
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A


Matriculation requirements
Applicants must offer at least 9 credits with a grade of C or higher in psychological tests and measurements, statistics in psychology, and educational psychology or developmental psychology.

Applicants must present 3 credits with a grade of C or higher in an education course in reading instruction or reading disorders.

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate scholastic index of 3.0 (B) .

Applicants are interviewed and must submit appropriate letters of recommendation. Although not mandatory as a requirement for admission, applicants are encouraged to submit GRE scores (general and/or subject: psychology) as additional evidence to support the application.

Applicants who have not completed all the specific course requirements are given individual consideration and may be admitted with conditions, with the approval of the program head.

Students should note additional requirements found at the beginning of this section as well as in the sections "Admission" and "Academic Regulations and Procedures" in the Graduate Bulletin.

Thirty-three credits are required for the degree. Students must complete 33 credits selected from the following courses: SPCL 7931T, 7932T, 7903T, 7922T, 7911X, 7900X, 7923X, 7901X, 7910X, 7912X, 7913X, 7920X, 7921X, 7906X, 7907X, 7915X.

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B). A student who acquires 6 credits below B- cannot be awarded an M.S. in Education in this program.

The program of study must be approved by the department.