Master of Science in School Psychology

The master’s degree program in school psychology requires a minimum of 92 credits, and typically takes three years to complete, including a sequence of supervised field experiences, practicums, and a 1,200-hour internship.

The master’s program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

Graduates of this program meet State of Oregon licensure requirements and are eligible for the nationally certified school psychologist credential offered by the National Association of School Psychologists.

SPSY Master's Handbook


MS Requirements — Total Credits: 92

TitleCREDITS
Psychological and Educational Foundations8
Measurement and Assessment14
Statistics and Research11
Practice of School Psychology37
Practicum Experiences13
Internship9

Psychological and Education Foundations — Minimum Credits: 8

Course and TitleCredits
Theories of Learning and Instruction:
SPED 660 Design of Instruction
4
Human Development and Psychopathology:
SPSY 650 Developmental Psychopathology
4

Measurement and Assessment — Credits: 14

Course and TitleCredits
SPSY 671 Behavioral Assessment4
SPSY 672 Intellectual Assessment4
SPSY 674 Educational Assessment4
SPSY 617 Tests and Measurements in Education or
EDLD 560 Measurement & Assessment
4
2

Statistics and Research — Minimum Credits: 11

Statistics and Research Design — Credits: 8

Course and TitleCredits
EDUC 614 Educational Stats4
EDUC 650 Single-Subject Research Methods I4

Application of Research Skills: Dissertation Research — Minimum Credits: 3

Course and TitleCredits
SPSY 503 Master’s Thesis (formal thesis option)1 or
SPSY 601 Research Team Experience or Independent Research2
1–16

Practice of School Psychology — Minimum Credits: 37

Consultation — Credits: 8

Course and TitleCredits
SPSY 630 Introduction to Consultation4
SPSY 632 Advanced Consultation4

Academic and Social Behavioral Interventions — Credits: 15

Course and TitleCredits
SPSY 610 Beginning Counseling Skills3
SPSY 631 Academic & Behavioural Intervention4
SPED 540 Early Literacy for Diverse Learners4
CPSY 642 Child-Family Interventions4

Professional Standards and Ethics — Credits: 14

Course and TitleCredits
SPSY 661 Principles and Practices in School Psychology4
SPSY 662 Foundations of Clinical Supervision3
SPED 628 Law and Special Education3
SPSY 663 Professional Ethics3
SPSY 605 Reading: Final Professional Competencies Portfolio Eval31

Practicum & Field Study Experiences — Credits: 13/Minimum 520 Clock Hours

Course and TitleCredits
Field Studies—SPSY 606 Field Study2
80 Clock Hours
Integrated Practicum— SPSY 609 School Psychology Practicum I (Fall term)43
120 Clock Hours
Integrated Practicum— SPSY 609 School Psychology Practicum I (Winter term)3
120 Clock Hours
Integrated Practicum— SPSY 626 Final Supervisor Field Experience (Spring term)3
120 Clock Hours
Community Agency Practicum— SPSY 609 Academic2
80 Clock Hours

Internship Experience — Credits: 9/Minimum 1,200 Clock Hours

Course and TitleCredits
SPSY 704 Internship (Fall term)53
SPSY 704 Internship (Winter term)3
SPSY 704 Internship (Spring term)3

1 If writing a Thesis, a minimum of nine credit hours of 503 Thesis is required by the Graduate School and College of Education. Register for a minimum of three credits during the term preceding graduation. See the Graduate School website for additional thesis and graduation requirements.

2 SPSY 601 Research may include credits earned from working on a faculty-led research team, completing an independent research project that does not conform to the standards of a traditional Thesis, or working on student-directed dissertation research projects

3 Students register for SPSY 605 Reading: Final Professional Competencies Portfolio Evaluation during the term prior to beginning internship (typically spring of 2nd year).

4 Prior to enrolling in practicum, students are required to pass the ORELA Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment.

5 Prior to completion of internship, students are required to pass the Praxis II School Psychologist licensure exam.