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School Psychology Program

Courses and Requirements

RIC's School Psychology Program is 3-year, entry-level professional training program designed to prepare school psychologists to be proficient in delivering psychological and psychoeducational services to children and youth in school settings. The requirements for each of year of the program are shown below. The program must be completed within six years. Part-time candidates are allowed for Year 1, but full-time time attendance is required for Years 2 and 3. Below is a sample Program of Study for a full-time student. Please Download the School Psychology handbook  for sample Programs of Study for part-time and/or C.A.G.S-Only students.

Click here to view course requirements with extended course information within the School Psychology Program catalog.

Sample Plan of Study for a Student Entering with a Bachelor’s Degree

First Year: Foundational Knowledge Courses

Fall Semester:

CEP 532 – Theories and Methods of Counseling (3 hrs.)
CEP 534 – Quantitative Measurement and Test Interpretation (3 hrs.)
CEP 601 – Cognitive Assessment (3 hrs.)
CEP 603 – Professional School Psychology (3 hrs.)

Spring Semester:

CEP 533 – Psychology of students with Exceptionalities (3 hrs.)
CEP 551 – Behavioral Assessment and Intervention (3 hrs.)
CEP 604 – Psychoeducational Assessment and RTI (3 hrs.)
TESL 539 – Language Acquisition and Learning (3 hrs.)

Summer Semester:

CEP 536 – Biological Perspectives in Mental Health (3 hrs.)
CEP 538 – Clinical Practicum I (3 hrs.)
CEP 531 – Human Development Across Cultures (3 hrs.)
CEP 537 – Introduction to Group Counseling (3 hrs.)

Second Year: Practicum & Courses

Fall Semester:

CEP 651 – Academic Instruction, Intervention, and Supports (3 hrs.)
CEP 675 – Consultation and Collaboration in School and Community (3 hrs.)
CEP 605 – School Psychology Practicum (3 hrs.)
*Two days per week in a school, supervised by a school psychologist. CEP605 class on Thursday evenings.
M.A. in Counseling - Comprehensive Examination

Spring Semester:

CEP 554 – Research Methods in Applied Settings (3 hrs.)
CEP 602 – Social Emotional Assessment and Intervention (3 hrs.)
CEP 605 – School Psychology Practicum (3 hrs.)
*Two days per week in a school, supervised by a school psychologist. CEP605 class on Thursday evenings.​
​SPED 534 – Involvement of Parents and Families Who Have Children with Disabilities (3 hrs.)
Submission of Training Portfolio

Third Year: Internship

Fall Semester:

CEP 629 –Internship in School Psychology (6 hrs.)
*Five days per week in a school, supervised by a school psychologist. CEP629 class is on Friday afternoons.
National School Psychology Examination – PRAXIS Exam

Spring Semester:

CEP 629 –Internship in School Psychology (6 hrs.)
*Five days per week in a school, supervised by a school psychologist. CEP629 class is on Friday afternoons.
Submission of Performance Portfolio

Note: Most courses are scheduled once per week in the evenings (4pm-6:50pm or 7pm-9:50pm) during the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer 1 and Summer 2 session courses are scheduled twice per week (3pm-6:35pm or 7pm-10:35pm).

Course Requirements

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Page last updated: June 03, 2019