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Curriculum

A. CONCENTRATION

  • PSYC 539: Crisis Intervention and Crisis Therapy (3)
  • PSYC 544: Response to Intervention (3)
  • PSYC 545: Psychoeducational Assessment & Intervention (3)
  • PSYC 594: Seminar in School Psychology (3)
  • Required Elective Course (3)

B. PRACTICUM

  • PSYC 524: Practicum in School Psychology (2)
  • PSYC 524: Practicum in School Psychology (2)

C. THESIS

  • PSYC 599: Thesis (3)

D. INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY

Full-time internship in a public school lasts one academic year (9 or 10 months) and is individually arranged. School programs and supervising psychologists are approved by the school psychology program faculty following standards developed by the Illinois State Board of Education. Supervision is provided on site by the supervising school psychologist. Internship plans are approved by the program director, who also monitors and evaluates the student's progress in fulfilling the objectives of the individualized internship plan.

  • PSYC 596: Internship in School Psychology (5)
  • PSYC 596: Internship in School Psychology (5)

E. TESTS REQUIRED

  1. Illinois State Board of Education School Psychology Proficiency Test
  2. Illinois State Board of Education Test of Academic Proficiency
  3. The University and the State of Illinois require successful completion of course work to pass the Illinois Constitution test.

A minimum of 32 hours is required for successful completion of the specialist's degree.

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