Argosy University Programs

School Psychology MA Degree Program

MA, School Psychology

Program Information

The Master of Arts (MA) in School Psychology degree program at Argosy University, Dallas in Farmers Branch, Texas, is dedicated to producing ethical, responsible, and competent school psychologists who are able to function effectively in a number of professional roles. During your graduate training, you will have the opportunity to develop core competencies in psychological assessment, intervention, consultation/education, as well as cultural and individual diversity.

Career Outcome
This program has been designed to meet the requirements set forth in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 21, Chapter 463, Rule 463.9 for licensed specialist in School Psychology in the State of Texas. The decision as to whether to grant licensure rests solely with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and not with Argosy University. A review of the program’s curriculum and its alignment to State requirements may be requested.

The completion of the program will permit students to request a transcript and program review by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists for licensure as school psychologists. Students are also eligible to apply to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists in a process designed for graduates of non-National Association for School Psychologists (NASP) approved programs. There is no guarantee that Texas or national licensure will be granted or that such licensure, if granted, will lead to licensure in other states.

Program Objectives
• The student has knowledge of varied models and methods of assessment and will be able to use appropriate data-gathering procedures to diagnose and determine appropriate intervention techniques.
• The student has knowledge of behavioral, mental health, collaborative and/or other consultation models and of their application to particular solutions.
• The student will be able to identify human learning processes, techniques to assess these processes, and direct and indirect services applicable to the development of cognitive and academic skills.
• The student has knowledge of human developmental processes, techniques to assess these processes, and can implement appropriate and effective therapeutic interventions (both direct and indirect) to facilitate the development of behavioral, affective, adaptive, and social skills.
• The student will demonstrate an appreciation of basic diversity and multicultural issues and of the potential influence of biological, social, cultural, ethnic, experiential socioeconomic, gender-related, and linguistic factors in development and learning.
• The student will demonstrate an understanding of educational and other systems and be able to successfully perform in the school environment.
• The student will be able to select and implement appropriate and effective therapeutic interventions as they relate to prevention, wellness promotion, and crisis needs.
• The student has an understanding of family influences on development, learning, and behavior, and can utilize techniques to involve the family in the educational partnership.
• The student will perform in accordance with recognized practices in school psychology and will demonstrate knowledge of relevant ethical and legal issues in school psychology.
• The student will be able to utilize information sources and technology to gain new knowledge relevant to the study of school psychology.
• The student will demonstrate knowledge of research, statistics, and evaluation methods.

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Enhance your career potential by enrolling in the MA in School Psychology degree program. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.

This degree program is also offered at other Argosy University Locations

DISCLAIMER(S)

Only the MAED in Educational Administration leads to the Texas Principal Certificate upon completion of all state and program requirements.

Only the MA in School Psychology has been designed to meet the requirements found in the Texas Administrative Code for licensed Specialists in School Psychology. The decision to grant licensure rests solely with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and not Argosy University. Upon completion of the MA in School Psychology, students may apply to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists through the National Association of School Psychologists.

All other programs offered through the College of Education DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States.

The programs offered through Argosy University, Online Programs DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States regardless of the State in which the student resides.

The MA in School Psychology has been designed to meet the requirements set forth in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 21, Chapter 463, Rule 463.9 for licensed specialist in School Psychology in the State of Texas. The decision as to whether to grant licensure rests solely with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and not with Argosy University. A review of the program’s curriculum and its alignment to State requirements may be requested.

The completion of the program will permit students to request a transcript and program review by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists for licensure as school psychologists. Students are also eligible to apply to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists in a process designed for graduates of non-National Association for School Psychologists (NASP) approved programs. There is no guarantee that Texas or national licensure will be granted or that such licensure, if granted, will lead to licensure in other states. I have been advised that if I wish to work in a State other than Texas, it is my responsibility to investigate the other State’s criteria regarding reciprocity of this certification.

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