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The WSU School Psychology Program is a specialist level program, approved by the National Association of School Psychologists Accreditation Board. Students receive a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology at the culmination of three years of full time study. Upon completion, students may receive Institutional Endorsement to obtain the credential of School Psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. The CAGS is awarded upon successful completion of 69 credits combined planned program of study including supervised full-time practicum (600+ hours) and supervised full-time internship (total 1200+ hours), completion of an acceptable professional portfolio, and successful performance on a comprehensive examination. Candidates must satisfy all other graduate and degree requirements. Institutional endorsement for professional credential as a school psychologist requires a passing score on the Massachusetts Teacher Educator Licensing Examination (MTEL), and sitting for the Praxis II exam and successful completion of all CAGS components.
The CAGS in School Psychology Program admits students for the fall semester only. The Priority Application deadline for submitting an application is March 1. The School Psychology Program welcomes application from students who share our interests in commitment to the delivery of psychological services in a diverse society. Diversity among students in the program is expected, however it is anticipated all applicants will possess a Bachelor’s degree, with appropriate course work or complete such coursework during the beginning phases of training.
Following formal application and meeting criteria for admittance to the Graduate School at Worcester State University, the School Psychology Program utilizes multiple criteria for admission:
**Students may be admitted to the program from a variety of academic backgrounds. However, it is expected that an appropriate number of courses in psychology may be required in the initial phases of training. The faculty reserves the right to determine those courses to be taken. This preparatory coursework will not directly apply to the Course requirements for the CAGS in School Psychology.
We offer you a cadre of professionals, faculty, adjunct faculty and clinical supervisors who view ourselves as partners and mentors with our students, as you undertake this arduous, yet satisfying journey.
For information regarding the MTEL test please go to:www.mtel.nesinc.com/
For information regarding the PRAXIS tests please click on the following link.www.ets.org/portal
FALL YEAR ONE
SPRING YEAR ONE
SUMMER YEAR ONE
FALL YEAR TWO
SUMMER YEAR TWO
FALL YEAR THREE
SPRING YEAR THREE
This is a full-time program totaling 69 credits after 3 years (6 consecutive semesters, 2 complete summers, Spring graduation).