Knowledge Base

Consistent with this orientation, the knowledge base reflects both foundational and applied course work and experiences in psychology and education. Students are provided with both theoretical and practical training in a broad range of professional competencies. Core course work in the legal, ethical, and professional foundations of school psychology, human learning, child and adolescent psychopathology, and measurement theory provide the student with the foundation necessary to advance to the more applied assessment and intervention curricula and field work. The Program places high emphasis upon training school psychologists to be active participants in the resolution of problems. Consequently, the knowledge base contains both direct and indirect intervention, including individual and group therapy, behavioral consultation, and primary prevention procedures. In addition, students are provided with core professional education requirements in the areas of cultural diversity, pupil exceptionalities, curriculum methods, and reading instruction methods.