SPCL 3900 Introduction to School Psychology

3 hours; 3 credits

This course introduces students to the practice and profession of school psychology. Foundations of school psychology practice, including historical, legal, ethical, and multicultural foundations, are explored. Career pathways in school psychology and training, credentialing, and employment contexts are reviewed. The role of the school psychologist in special education classification, assessment and intervention in relation to domains of academic skills, social and emotional development, inter-personal and intra-personal behavior of children and youth are explored. Systems-level reform, special topics and future directions for the profession are provided.


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