Eugene R. Johnson
The State Board of Education’s standards for certification of school psychologists require that the candidate complete an approved master’s degree program in psychology that has been developed in concert with school and professional organizations. (Note: candidates who have already received a master’s degree in a related field are not required to earn a second master’s, but must complete all requirements or their equivalent.) Successful completion of the preparation program at Central leads to eligibility for residency certification as an Educational Staff Associate (ESA) school psychologist and national certification through the National Association of School Psychologists. The certification program also requires satisfactory completion of the PRAXIS II examination in school psychology.
Prerequisites: PSY 362, PSY 363, (or approved equivalents) may be taken concurrently with certain program courses.
Master’s Degree Requirements
The Master of Education degree in school psychology is granted to the candidate upon completion of 101 quarter hours of coursework including thesis. The following courses (or approved equivalents) are required: