School Specialist Curriculum

Required Courses for Master's Degree (34 hours)
34 hours chosen from required Courses I-VI below:

Required Courses l (19 hours)
PSY 605- Assessment of Affective and Behavioral Disorders of Children and Youth 3(3-0)
PSY 655- Introduction to Intelligence Testing 2(2-2)
PSY 656- Advanced Intelligence Testing 2(2-2)
PSY 667- Assessment and Development of Academic Skills I 3(3-1)
PSY 767- Assessment and Intervention for Developmental Disabilities 3(3-0)
PSY 798- Thesis 1-6 (Spec)

Required Courses ll (3 hours)
PSY 511- Statistics in Psychology 3(3-1)

Required Courses lll (3 hours)
Social Basis of Behavior
SPE 550- Teaching Culturally Diverse Students 3(3-0)

Required Courses lV (3 hours)
Human Development
PSY 682/EDU 682- Psychology of Child Development 3(3-0)

Required Courses V (3 hours)
Cognitive Basis of Behavior
PSY 680- Learning 3(3-0)

Required Courses Vl (28 hours)
Biological Basis of Behavior
PSY 587- Physiological Psychology 3(3-0)

Note: Course substitutions can be made in Required Courses III through VI with the approval of the student's advisor and program director.

Additional Required Courses for the Specialist Degree (36 hours)

36 additional hours are required for the Specialist Degree selected from Additional Required Courses I and II as follows:

Required Courses l (3 hours)
Select one of the following:
PSY 586- Applied Behavioral Analysis in Education 3(3-0)
PSY 780- Behavior Therapy 3(2-2)

Additional Required Courses II (27 hours)
PSY 562- Therapeutic Intervention: Foundations 3(3-0)
PSY 662- Advanced Therapeutic Interventions 3(3-1)
PSY 677- Assessment and Development of Academic Skills II 3(3-0)
PSY 760- Seminar: School Services 3(3-0)
PSY 766- Seminar: Counsultation Skills 3(Spec)
PSY 790- Practicum IA- Professional Services 3(Spec)
PSY 791- Practicum IB- Professional Services 3(Spec)
PSY 795- Internship in School Psychology A 3(Spec)
PSY 796- Internship in School Psychology B 3(Spec)

Electives (6 hours)
Hours of coursework are chosen with the approval of the studen'ts advisor.

Total: 70 semester hours