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M.A. in Educational Psychology / C.A.G.S. in School Psychology
M.A. in Counseling-with Concentration in Educational Psychology
The M.A. in counseling (educational psychology concentration) is awarded when the student has completed at least 30 credit hours (Counseling and Educational Psychology 531, 532, 533, 534, 536, 537, 538, 551, 552, 554) and satisfactorily passed a written examination prepared and administered by the Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership, and School Psychology. The examination is based on the student's knowledge of human development, counseling approaches, and intervention strategies. The M.A. in counseling with concentration in educational psychology is not a terminal degree and does not meet requirements for certification as a school psychologist.
C.A.G.S. in School Psychology
- An additional 27 credit hours of graduate course work beyond the master's level as specified in the student's integrated and sequential plan of study.
- A one-year, 1200-hour, 12-credit internship in a cooperating school system.
- A passing score (as determined by the Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership, and School Psychology) on the National School Psychology Examination administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS/PRAXIS II #10400).
- A performance portfolio at the conclusion of the internship. The C.A.G.S. in school psychology meets state certification requirements in school psychology from the Rhode Island Department of Education.