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PSYCHOLOGY -- SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (SPY)

SPY 700 Cr. 1-3
School Psychology: Role and Function
The professional function of school psychologists. This course consists of three units, each of which can be taken separately or in combination. The units are: 1) Development of Role, 2) The State of the Profession, 3) Professional Development.

SPY 758 Cr. 3
Individual Intellectual Assessment: Laboratory
Development of skills in the administration and interpretation of current major individual intelligence measures such as the Wechsler Scales, using a competency based model. The course stresses initial development of assessment, feedback, and basic report writing skills. In addition to class meetings, students must test during the school day. Prerequisites: PSY 451/551 and concurrent enrollment in PSY 757.

SPY 761 Cr. 2
Research and Seminar in School Psychology
Consideration of current research and problems in school psychology. The student must complete an acceptable seminar paper and make an oral presentation of the topic to the faculty.

SPY 762 Cr. 3
Supervised Practicum I in School Psychology
Supervised practice in the application of psycho-educational skills in a school setting. (14 hours per week in the field.) Prerequisites: SPY 758 and acceptance into the school psychology program.

SPY 763 Cr. 3
Supervised Practicum II in School Psychology
Supervised practice in the application of psycho-educational skills in a school setting. Advanced field work in assessment, intervention, consultation and pupil services. (14 hours per week in the field.) Prerequisite: SPY 762.

SPY 764 Cr. 3
Supervised Practicum III in School Psychology
Supervised experience in a school, clinic or agency involving the role and function of a school psychologist. (14 hours per week in the field.) Prerequisite: SPY 763.

SPY 792 Cr. 2-4
Advanced Graduate Research

An individual research project which is supervised by a member of the psychology department. A written paper will be presented to the faculty and will be of a quality for publication and/or a professional presentation. Prerequisites: master's degree and PSY 520. Repeatable for credit -- maximum 4.

SPY 795 Cr. 1-2
Directed Studies
Directed readings or presentation of material not available in formal departmental courses. Repeatable for credit -- maximum 4.

SPY 796 Cr. 1-3
Professional Topics and Practices in School Psychology
Contemporary topics emphasizing current research, developments and issues in school psychology. Prerequisite: SPY 700. Repeatable for credit -- maximum 6.

SPY 797 Cr. 3
Internship in School Psychology
An intense and diverse professional experience in school psychology for a minimum of 600 hours for 3 credits under the supervision of an experienced school psychologist and a university supervisor and within training guidelines defined by the training program. Activities include assessment, interventions, consulting, pupil services, proper administrative procedures and applied projects. Prerequisites: certification as a Provisional School Psychologist and completion of contractual arrangements with the program coordinator. Repeatable for credit -- maximum 6

SPY 799 Max. Cr. 6
Research: Master's Thesis
Independent study of a problem selected for a thesis, under the direction of assigned staff members. For students following Plan A. Prerequisite: PSY 420/520.


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