PhD in School Psychology: Sample Course Sequence

  • Year One

    Summer I

    • EDEX 650: Exceptional Children and Youth

    Summer II

    • EDSP 476/576: Foundations of Behavioral Analysis
    • GSR 615: Elements of Research

    Fall

    • EDSP 711: Introduction to School Psychology
    • EDSP 755*†/855: Practicum I
    • EDSP 789: Advanced Psychometric Theory
    • EDEX 751: Instructional Interventions and Methods for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • PSYC 835: Advanced Psychopathology

    Spring

    • EDSP 746: Academic Interventions
    • EDSP 755†/855: Practicum I
    • EDSP 766: Biological Bases of Behavior
    • EDSP 813: Academic Assessment

    Italics = Not required for PHD
    *EDSP 755 will be taken with one credit associated with EDSP 711
    †EDSP 755 will be taken with one credit associated with EDSP 813 and one credit associated with EDSP 746

    Year Two

    Summer I

    • EDSP 705: Multicultural Issues in Schools and Communities
    • EDSP 747: Psychology of Human Development

    Summer II

    • PSYC 810: Historical Trends in Psychology
    • PSYC 852: Models of Learning

    Fall

    • EDSP 745: Counseling for School Psychologists
    • EDSP 755†/855: Practicum I
    • EDSP 812: Cognitive Assessment
    • EDSP 863: Assessment of Personality and Behavior

    Spring

    • EDSP 755*†/855: Practicum I
    • EDSP 760: Group Counseling for School Psychologists
    • EDSP 814: Advanced Assessment of Low-Incidence Disabilities
    • EDSP 818: Consultation in Applied Settings
    • EDSP 849/949: Advanced Practicum and Supervision

    *EDSP 755 will be taken with one credit associated with EDSP 760
    †EDSP 755 will be taken with one credit associated with EDSP 812 and one credit EDSP 763

    Year 3

    Summer I

    • EDSP 748: Fundamentals of Behavior Change
    • EDSP 849/949: Advanced Practicum and Supervision

    Summer II

    • EDSP 717/817: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Program Intervention
    • EDSP 758: Advanced Behavioral Assessment and Intervention

    Fall

    • EDSP 755/855*: Practicum I
    • EDSP 911: Legal and Ethical Principles in School Psychology
    • EDSP 915 Doctoral Seminar in Applied Educational Research
    • EDSP 942: Neuropsychology of Children’s Learning Disorders

    Spring

    • EDSP 916: Doctoral Seminar in Advanced Educational Research
    • EDSP 978: School Counseling Practicum
    • EDEX 753: Research Seminar in Special Education or ELECTIVE
    • PSYC 858: Advanced Social Psychology

    Italics = Not required for PHD
    *EDSP 755 will be taken with two credits associated with EDSP 812 

    Year 4

    Summer I

    • EDSP 945: Clinical Supervision in Psychology
    • EDSP 949: Advanced Practicum in School Psychology and Supervision

    Summer II

    • EDSP 994: Introduction to Dissertation (Prospectus meeting and RTAF required)
    • PSYC 836: Personality Theory and Systems of Psychology

    Fall and Spring

    • *EDSP 995 or EDSP 952: Dissertation or Internship

    *Students who take EDSP 995 in Year 4 should defend by end of Year 5

    Year 5

    Summer I and II

    • EDSP 952: Internship

    Fall and Spring

    • *EDSP 995 or EDSP 952: Dissertation or Internship

    *Students who take EDSP 995 in Year 5 should defend by end of Year 5