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Dallas Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Psychology Courses & Admissions Requirements

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Admissions Requirements

The application process for admission into the MA in Educational Psychology degree program requires the submission of all materials that will enable the School Psychology Admissions Committee to verify the applicant's academic qualifications to enroll in a graduate professional school. Because the admissions procedure also takes into consideration the qualities essential to becoming an effective educational and mental health professional, material is also required to which will help to determine the individual's personal integrity, maturity, interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate.  

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A grade point average (GPA) as described below. Additional requirements may apply.
    • 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work).
    • Applicants with grade point averages lower than the stated program minimums may be considered for admission with significant evidence of academic and professional potential demonstrated by the career and/or professional accomplishments indicated in the statement of academic and professional goals, the career summary, and academic or professional letters of recommendation. Such Admission must be recommended by the Admissions Committee and department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student's academic file.
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."
  • Completion of an interview with a member of the program Admissions Committee .
  • Evidence of Criminal Background check.*

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form.
  • Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession.
  • Current résumé (or career summary).
  • Three completed Applicant Recommendation Forms.
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended.
Note

*Students at Argosy University, Phoenix are required to present a photocopy of valid Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card (plastic) issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Course List

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

PS6010 - History and Foundations of School Psychology
(3)

(3)

PS6012 - Child and Adolescent Development
(3)

(3)

PS6014 - Physiological Bases of Behavior
(3)

(3)

PS6016 - Measurement and Data Based Assessment
(3)

(3)

PS6018 - Social Bases of Behavior
(3)

(3)

PS6019 - Cognition and Affect
(3)

(3)

PS6024 - Cognitive Assessment of Children and Adolescents
(3)

(3)

PS6026 - Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Population in Multiple Settings
(3)

(3)

PS6028 - Assessment and Diagnosis of Academic and Learning Problems
(3)

(3)

Students Choose One of the Following

 

E6100 - Research in Education
(3)

(3)

PS6022 - Methods of Educational Research
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—30 Credit Hours

 


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.

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