School Psychology, Sixth Year Certificate (Hybrid)

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/counseling-school-psychology 

This is an educator preparation program in the State of Connecticut with additional admission requirements (see Admissions>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs). Candidates recommended for certification must also meet any additional Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements (see Degree Requirements>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs) in effect on the date CSDE receives the certification application.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (47 Credits)

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation. 

One year of full-time continuous study is required followed by a year-long internship (a minimum of 1200 hours in a school-based site and a concurrent seminar). The Sixth Year program consists of:

Core Requirements (47 Credits)
CSP 534 – Data-Based Decision-Making IV 
CSP 535 – Data-Based Decision-Making V 
CSP 574 Applied Behavioral Interventions in Schools
CSP 584 – Advanced Behavior Interventions
CSP 652 Internship in School Psychology (must be repeated one time)
CSP 653 Professional Internship Seminar in School Psychology (must be repeated one time)
CSP 654 – Professional School Psychology Seminar (must be repeated one time)
CSP 678 – School Consultation for School Psychologists
CSP 684 – Advanced Consultation & Supervision
CSP 692 Advanced Research Methods & Program Evaluation 
CSP 696 – Psychoeducational Interventions II
CSP 697 – Psychoeducational Interventions III

Capstone (0 credits)
Students in the Sixth Year program are required to pass an oral comprehensive examination. The oral comprehensive examination is typically held at the beginning of the semester following the student's completion of Practicum I. Students in the Sixth Year program are also required to complete an electronic portfolio of their graduate program coursework and other program requirements as outlined in the program’s student handbook.

Non-Course Requirements
All students completing the School Psychology Sixth Year program must take the Praxis® Specialty Examination in School Psychology and achieve a passing score prior to beginning Internship. The passing score is designated by the current NASP National Certification (NCSP) guidelines. A passing score is also required in order to graduate from the program. Students should consult NCSP application guidelines for the most current information about passing scores.

Students should request the Praxis® II test scores be sent electronically to SCSU using the institutional code R3662 when registering to take the test. Students must also submit a copy of their full score report, including sub-scores, to the Program Coordinator once scores are received.