School Psychology - Learning Outcomes
Institutional Learning Outcomes
- Elucidate the major theories, research methods and approaches to inquiry and/or schools of practice in the student’s field of study; articulate their sources and illustrate both their application and their relationship to allied fields.
- Disaggregate, adapt, reformulate and employ principal ideas, techniques, or methods at the forefront of their field of study in the context of a written product or project.
- Provide adequate evidence (through papers, projects, notebooks, computer files or catalogues) of contributing to, expanding, assessing, and/or refining knowledge within their field of study.
- Create sustained, coherent arguments or explanations and reflections on their work or that of collaborators (if applicable), to both general and specialized audiences.
- Apply the ethical framework(s) appropriate to their field of study.
- Employ the tools, concepts, and methods appropriate to their inquiry in a project, paper or performance.
School Psychology Program-Program Outcomes
- Psychological Foundations: Each graduate student must demonstrate the ability to use knowledge of human development to assist parents and school personnel to understand typical and atypical development, the biology of normal human development as well as developmental psychopathology, and strategies for maximizing children’s learning and development.
- Educational Foundations: Each graduate student must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of historical, political and educational laws, policies, and procedures that affect public education.
- Legal, Ethical & Professional Foundations: Each graduate student must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of legal, ethical, and professional policies, and practices.
- Data-based Decision Making and Accountability-Assessment/Intervention/Evaluation of Cognitive and Academic Skills: Each graduate student must demonstrate the ability to collect, analyze, interpret, and integrate multiple sources of information regarding the cognitive and scholastic development of pupils in order to assist parents and school personnel to make informed educational decisions regarding instructional needs.
- Data-based Decision Making and Accountability – Assessment & Intervention for Socialization, Emotional, Behavioral, and Life Skills: Each graduate student must document the ability to collect, analyze and interpret multiple sources of information regarding the social, emotional and behavioral development of pupils in order to assist parents and school personnel to make informed decisions regarding behavioral needs.
- Consultation & Collaboration: Each graduate student must document the ability to use both problem-solving (client-centered) and process-focused (consultee-centered) models of consultation.
- Mental Health: HSU trained school psychologists demonstrate knowledge about the full range of school-based mental health programs – from preventative “wellness” programs, to school-based counseling and behavioral intervention, to crisis assessment and effective intervention.
- Human Diversity in Development & Learning: HSU trained school psychologists must demonstrate the sensitivity and skills needed to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and developmental abilities, and to implement strategies selected or adapted based on individual characteristics, strengths, and needs.
- Family, School & Community Collaboration: Graduate students must demonstrate the knowledge and ability to provide support and assistance for family members in order to help them become effective participants in all aspects of children’s schooling.
- Research & Technology: HSU trained school psychologists must demonstrate the ability to use their knowledge of research, statistics, and evaluation methods to inform all areas of practice, from choosing appropriate methods for collecting information to making recommendations for interventions based on empirical evidence.
How to Apply
All applicants apply to the university through CalState Apply. Applications open October 1st. The deadline to apply is February 1st. All applications received by this date will receive full consideration, and initial admission decisions are made by April 1st. Within the CalState Apply system, you will provide a Statement of Intent and send at least three letter of reference requests. Please upload the prerequisite verification form to the supplemental materials section in Cal State Apply.
Faculty Program Coordinator
Staff Graduate Program Coordinator