Rhode Island College

2015-2016 Catalog


C.A.G.S. in School Psychology/Counseling M.A. — with Concentration in Educational Psychology

This program is recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of all Feinstein School of Education and Human Development admission requirements.
  2. A minimum of three courses in psychology, including child or adolescent development, personality, and abnormal psychology.
  3. A current résumé.
  4. An interview.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.00 scale each semester. Grades below a B are not considered of graduate quality and are of limited application to degree work.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in CEP 531, CEP 533, CEP 552, and CEP 603. Students who receive a grade below a B- in any of these courses must consult with their advisor before registering for any subsequent course in the plan of study.
  3. A passing score on the M.A. Comprehensive Examination.
  4. A satisfactory rating on the training portfolio, and a recommendation to continue from the graduate program director.
  5. Failure to meet any one of the above requirements is sufficient cause for dismissal from the program.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 531Human Development across Cultures

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CEP 532Theories and Methods of Counseling

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CEP 533Psychology of Students with Exceptionalities

3

Spring.
CEP 534Quantitative Measurement and Test Interpretation

3

Fall, Summer.
CEP 536Biological Perspectives in Mental Health

3

Fall, Summer.
CEP 537Introduction to Group Counseling

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CEP 538Practicum I: Introduction to Counseling Skills

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CEP 551Behavioral Assessment and Intervention

3

Spring.
CEP 554Research Methods in Applied Settings

3

Spring, Summer.
CEP 602Social-Emotional Assessment and Intervention

3

Spring.

Comprehensive Examination (Master of Arts)

0 credit hours. Offered Fall, Spring.

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 601Cognitive Assessment

3

Fall.
CEP 603Professional School Psychology

3

Fall.
CEP 604Psychoeducational Assessment and Response-to-Intervention

3

Spring.
CEP 605School Psychology Practicum

6

Fall, Spring.
CEP 629Internship in School Psychology

12

Fall, Spring.
CEP 651Academic Instruction, Interventions and Supports

3

Fall.
CEP 675Consultation and Collaboration in School and Community Settings

3

Fall.
 

SPED 531Universal Design for Educating All Students

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

READ 534Developmental Reading: Prekindergarten through Grade Eight

3

Fall.
 

SPED 534Involvement of Parents and Families Who Have Children with Disabilities

3

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

CEP 544Family Counseling Theory and Practice

3

Spring.

National School Psychology Examination (C.A.G.S.)

0 credit hours. Offered Fall, Spring.

Total Credit Hours: 69

The C.A.G.S. in school psychology is awarded when the student has completed:

  1. An additional 27 credit hours of graduate course work beyond the master’s level as specified in the student’s integrated and sequential plan of study.
  2. A one-year, 1,200-hour, 12-credit internship in a cooperating school system.
  3. A passing score (as determined by the Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership, and School Psychology) on the National School Psychology Examination administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS/PRAXIS II #10400).
  4. A performance portfolio at the conclusion of the internship.

The C.A.G.S. in school psychology meets state certification requirements in school psychology from the Rhode Island Department of Education.

For candidates admitted to the C.A.G.S. in school psychology, the M.A. in counseling (educational psychology concentration) is awarded when the student has completed CEP 531, CEP 532, CEP 533, CEP 534, CEP 536, CEP 537, CEP 538, CEP 551, CEP 554 and CEP 602; and satisfactorily passed a written examination prepared and administered by the Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership, and School Psychology. The examination is based on the student’s knowledge of human development, counseling approaches and intervention strategies. The M.A. in counseling with concentration in educational psychology is not granted as a terminal degree and does not meet requirements for certification as a school psychologist.