The Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) Degree is part of a three-year program which fulfills the academic requirements for licensure as a School Psychologist. This area of study concerns itself with the application of psychological theories and skills to prevention and intervention procedures with children and youth as they interact within the school environment. It provides comprehensive knowledge in psychological and educational foundations and extensive training in assessment, therapy, and consultation practices. This program leads to Department of Public Instruction licensure as a School Psychologist.
The curriculum is designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills in content areas necessary to meet the training requirements for School Psychology as defined by the National Association of School Psychologists, the American Psychological Association, and the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction certification standards for School Psychologists. Students will learn, among other skills, to: complete non-biased data-based assessment of school-aged children and integrate such assessment into treatment procedures; function as consultants to teachers, parents and other personnel in school settings - working as child advocates in school, home and community; and conduct applied research that will benefit the children and families that they serve, and appreciate how such efforts fit into a context of continuing professional development.
Dr. James D. Larson
Phone: (262) 472-5412
Phone: (262) 472-1026
Fax: (262) 472-1863
The School Psychology Program admits students only in the spring of the year for classes beginning the following fall term. Admitted students are also free to take summer term classes. A completed application packet, consisting of an autobiographical statement, three letters of recommendation, the results of the GRE or MAT, and all application materials forwarded by the School of Graduate Studies must be on file with the Program Coordinator by February 15.
Following the February 15 deadline, the School Psychology Committee will review packets and inform all applicants as to their admission status by mail. Applicants with complete application packets who are requesting early admission consideration due to competing deadlines should inform the Program Coordinator with a written request.
Thirty-two units consisting of courses required for licensure with specific courses determined in consultation with the student’s adviser depending upon individual professional goals and past academic course work. Students may elect a thesis (1-6 units) or a comprehensive examination. Students must maintain a grade point average of B or better throughout the program. Only one grade of BC or below is allowed in the psychology area and only two grades of BC or below are allowed in the entire program of study. No course in the program may be repeated. A full-time student in good standing may carry a maximum load of 15 units per semester.
COURSES FROM CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION, EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS, AND SPECIAL EDUCATION SELECTED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE STUDENT’S ADVISER TO ADDRESS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFIC STUDENT