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Bilingual School Psychology

Students are trained to provide monolingual and bilingual psychoeducational services in the school setting. Graduates typically seek responsibilities in assessment, consultation, and intervention in which they offer assistance to students, parents, teachers, and other education professionals.

The curriculum in this program balances basic science and foundational psychology with skill-acquiring experiences. The program includes practica in the McShane Center for Psychological Services and field work in school districts. An internship of 1,200 clock hours of school psychology also is required.

Graduates are recommended to the New York State Education Department for the provisional Certificate in School Psychology and the bilingual education certificate extension.

Bilingual School Psychology (78 credits) students receive course work and field work training from faculty in the theory and practice of bilingual/multicultural education, methods of providing services in a child’s native language, and bilingual language development and disorders.

Prerequisites: Background preparation in abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, general psychology, learning, personality theory, and statistics, as well as demonstrated competencies in educational problems and principles, curriculum development or methods of teaching. Students enrolled in the Bilingual School Psychology Program must pass a language proficiency examination in English and a second language.

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