MS Master of Science in Psychology School Psychology specialization
Prepare yourself to address the social, emotional, academic, behavioral, and cognitive well-being of children and adolescents within a school setting. This online Master's program in School Psychology stresses respect for individual differences, collaborative problem solving, and empirically-based interventions. It includes online course work, part I of a year-in-residence and field training experiences. And as part of Capella's Professional Education Unit, this specialization is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Learners interested in applying for state licensure or national certification as a school psychologist will need to enroll in both this master's degree specialization and the Specialist Certificate in School Psychology.
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With your Master's in School Psychology from Capella, you'll learn how to effectively engage in a problem solving approach, taking into consideration multiple variable, and strategize a process for consultation and collaboration with professionals in the school setting. You also learn to evaluate students on all dimensions of development, apply data and evidence to analyze challenges, and create programs that promote healthy learning environments. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
Common jobs with an online program in School Psychology include behavior diagnostician, program evaluator or school psychologist. Potential workplaces include crisis service, government, P—12 public/private school, special education or youth service.