Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2006

EDUCATIONAL AND COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY

The Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology offers programs leading to the following degrees: Master of Science in Education (Plans A and B available), the Specialist in Education (Ed.S.), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Applications to the Master of Arts in Education and the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees are no longer accepted. Students must apply for admission to both the Graduate School and to the Department. Doctoral applications must be completed by January 15 for summer/fall admission. All other degree applications are considered shortly after March 1.

Within the degree programs offered, there are three specializations possible: counseling psychology, educational psychology, and school psychology. Specializations are designed to provide students with both a background in behavioral and humanistic components of human learning and behavior, and the competencies to practice the skills designated for these programs. Admission to candidacy in any of these programs includes not only demonstrated skills in the academic area, but a judgment by the faculty of the program that the candidate demonstrates the personal and social characteristics as well as the professional commitment and ethical standards requisite for providing the services and demonstrating the skills associated with the program and the advanced degree.

For further information on specific program guidelines, contact the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology.

Master of Science in Education

The Master of Science in Education degree is offered by the Department for individuals who will not meet state certification requirements in counseling or school psychology immediately upon completion. Individuals who are interested in specializing in educational psychology, human development, measurement, or research in education may obtain this degree. The educational psychology program, planned in consultation with an advisor, is flexible and tailored to individual needs. It consists of 36 hours of course work (including a 3-hour paper) or 30 hours of course work plus a 6-hour thesis. The work completed for this degree with an emphasis in either counseling or school psychology is applicable toward certification in either counseling or school psychology, respectively, but does not fulfill state certification requirements. The counseling program prerequisites include psychological testing and abnormal psychology.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the M.S. Ed. Degree program leading to certification in school psychology must possess an undergraduate degree in psychology, education, or a closely allied field (e.g., rehabilitation counseling or pediatric nursing). Students are selected for this program based on their undergraduate grade point average, Graduate Record Examination scores, letters of recommendation, a personal statement describing their selection of a career in school psychology, a writing sample, and a personal interview. These data provide information regarding student diversity, interests, and prior academic accomplishments in relation to program goals. The program faculty use the Graduate School minimum requirements for undergraduate grade point average and Graduate Record Examination scores for admissions eligibility.

Specialist in Education

The Educational Specialist degree is offered in the areas of educational psychology, counseling psychology, and school psychology. Programs follow the general guidelines of the College of Education as specified earlier (see Advanced Degrees). The program includes the Master of Science in Education degree program plus a full-time one-semester internship and additional course work. This program leads to permission to sit for the State Board of Psychology Certification Examination in Counseling Psychology. The requirements for the State Board of Education certification in School Psychology include the work for the Master of Science in Education degree plus the additional Educational Specialist degree requirements.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Ed. S. degree program leading to certification in school psychology must possess a masters degree in psychology, education or a closely allied field (e.g., rehabilitation counseling or pediatric nursing). Students who did not complete the M.S. Ed. program in school psychology will likely need to complete additional requirements to replace required course work from the M.S. Ed. program. Students are selected for the Ed.S. program based on their undergraduate and prior graduate grade point average, Graduate Record Examination scores, letters of recommendation, a personal statement describing their selection of a career in school psychology, a writing sample, and a personal interview. These data provide information regarding student diversity, interests, and prior academic accomplishments in relation to program goals. The program faculty use the Graduate School minimum requirements for undergraduate and graduate grade point average, and Graduate Record Examination scores for admissions eligibility.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. program is offered in the specialty areas of counseling psychology, educational psychology and school psychology under one departmental program. The Doctor of Philosophy programs in Counseling Psychology and in School Psychology are  accredited by the American Psychological Association through its Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
(750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, phone: 202-336-5500). A full-time, supervised one-year internship is required for both areas.

Various concentrations are possible within the Ph.D. program. Representative of these are: 1) learning, cognition, and curriculum design; 2) human development and social processes; 3) counseling psychology; 4) measurement, evaluation and research design; and 5) school psychology.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Ph.D. Degree program in school psychology must possess an undergraduate degree in psychology, education or a closely allied field (e.g., rehabilitation counseling or pediatric nursing). Students with prior graduate work at the masters or specialist degree will also be considered for admission to advanced graduate status. Students are selected for this program based on their undergraduate and prior graduate grade point average, Graduate Record Examination scores, letters of recommendation, a personal statement describing their selection of a career in school psychology, a writing sample, and a personal interview. These data provide information regarding student diversity, interests, and prior academic accomplishments in relation to program goals. The program faculty use the Graduate School minimum requirements for undergraduate grade point average, and Graduate Record Examination scores for admissions eligibility.

GRADUATE COURSES

EDP 518 MENTAL HYGIENE (3)

EDP 522 EDUCATIONAL TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS (3)

EDP 548 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

EDP 557 EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS (3)

EDP 570 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES IN SCHOOLS (3)

EDP 580 INTRODUCTION TO GIFTED EDUCATION (SAME AS EDC 580) (3)

EDP 600 LIFE SPAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIOR (SAME AS FAM 654) (3)

EDP 603 HUMAN COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT (3)

EDP 604 LIFESPAN GENDER DEVELOPMENT (3)

EDP 605 INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING: TECHNIQUES I (3)

EDP 606 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (3)

EDP 610 THEORIES OF LEARNING IN EDUCATION (3)

EDP 611 HUMAN COGNITIVE LEARNING (3)

EDP 612 DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVITY AND CRITICAL THINKING (3)

EDP 613 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION (3)

EDP 614 MOTIVATION AND LEARNING (3)

EDP 615 PROSEMINAR IN HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY (SAME AS PSY 620) (3)

EDP 616 MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY (SAME AS AAS 616) (3)

EDP 620 TOPICS AND METHODS OF EVALUATION (SAME AS ANT/EPE 620/SOC 622) (3)

EDP 621 ADVANCED TOPICS AND METHODS OF EVALUATION (SAME AS ANT/EPE 621) (3)

EDP 630 PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT (3)

EDP 640 INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT OF COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING (3)

EDP 642 INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT OF PERSONALITY FUNCTIONING (3)

EDP 649 GROUP COUNSELING (3)

EDP 650 DIAGNOSIS AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (3)

EDP 652 THEORIES OF COUNSELING (3)

EDP 656 METHODOLOGY OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (3)

EDP 658 PROBLEMS IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (1-3)

EDP 660 RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS IN EDUCATION (3)

EDP 661 TECHNIQUES OF COUNSELING II (3)

EDP 664 PRE-MASTERS PRACTICUM IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (1-6)

EDP 665 POST-MASTERS PRACTICUM IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (1-6)

EDP 666 PSYCHOLOGY OF CAREER COUNSELING (3)

EDP 669 DIAGNOSTIC CLASSIFICATION IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

EDP 670 PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES OF INTERVENTION (3)

EDP 671 SEMINAR IN PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL CONSULTATION IN SCHOOLS (3)

EDP 675 PRACTICUM IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (1-6)

EDP 676 PRACTICUM IN GIFTED EDUCATION (SAME AS EDC 676) (3)

EDP 680 PARENT AND CHILD COUNSELING (3)

EDP 683 TOPICS IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (1-3)

EDP 685 ISSUES AND TECHNIQUES IN THE COUNSELING OF WOMEN (3)

EDP 686 THEORY AND METHODS IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY (3)

EDP 701 COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL COUNSELING (3)

EDP 702 CAREER DEVELOPMENT: RESEARCH, THEORIES AND PRACTICES (SAME AS EDV 702) (2-3)

EDP 703 SEMINAR IN CLINICAL SUPERVISION (1-3)

EDP 707 MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (3)

EDP 708 INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL AND COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (0-9)

EDP 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

EDP 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)

EDP 765 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (1-4)

EDP 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

EDP 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE (0-12)

EDP 776 SEMINAR IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

EDP 777 SEMINAR IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (1-3)

EDP 778 SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

EDP 782 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (1-3)

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