Master of Science in School Psychology

The master’s degree program in school psychology requires a minimum of 93 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: 93

TitleCREDITS
Psychological and Educational Foundations8
Measurement and Assessment15
Statistics and Research47
Practice of School Psychology36
Practicum Experiences14
Internship9

Psychological and Education Foundations — Minimum Credits: 29

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: 15

Course and TitleCredits
SPSY 671 Behavioral Assessment4
SPSY 672 Intellectual Assessment4
SPSY 674 Educational Assessment4
SPSY 617 Tests and Measurements in Education or
EDLD 663 Measurement & Assessment
4
3

Statistics and Research — Minimum Credits: 9

Statistics and Research Design — Credits: 6

Course and TitleCredits
EDUC 614 Educational Stats3
EDUC 650 Single-Subject Research Methods I3

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

Course and TitleCredits
SPSY 503 Master’s Thesis (formal thesis option) or
SPSY 601 Research (team experience or independent research)
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
One of the following:
SPED 526 Behavior and Classroom Management
CPSY 615 Counseling Diverse Populations
EDLD 623 Cultural Adaptations of Evidence-Based Practices
4

Professional Standards and Ethics — Credits: 14

Course and TitleCredits
SPSY 661 Principles and Practices in School Psychology4
SPSY 662 Foundions of Clinical Supervision3
SPED 628 Law and Special Education3
SPSY 663 Professional Ethics3
SPSY 605 Reading: Final Professional Competencies Portfolio1

Practicum Experiences — Credits: 14/Minimum 560 Clock Hours

Field Studies — Credits: 5/Minimum 200 Clock Hours

Course and TitleCredits
SPSY 606 Field Studies: Introductory (winter and spring terms)2
SPSY 606 Field Studies: Academic Intervention Clinic (summer session)3

Integrated Practicum — Credits: 9/Minimum 360 Clock Hours

Course and TitleCredits
SPSY 609 Practicum Field Experience (fall term)3
120 Clock Hours
SPSY 609 Practicum Field Experience (winter term)3
120 Clock Hours
SPSY 626 Final Field Experience (spring term)3
120 Clock Hours

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

Course and TitleCredits
SPSY 704 Internship (fall term)3
SPSY 704 Internship (winter term)3
SPSY 704 Internship (spring term)3