The School Psychology program prepares you to serve as a knowledgeable, skilled and reflective school psychologist in California public schools, grades K-12. You’ll learn to understand and address learning and behavioral problems in the classroom, and provide services that help students from varied abilities, cultural backgrounds, and economic levels to succeed academically, emotionally and socially.
Candidates earn both an Educational Specialist degree and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, as well as PPS Credential.
For students committed to education and interested in providing insight and guidance to our youth – our school psychology program will put you on the path to becoming a credentialed school psychologist in California.
Admission to the program may be achieved by completing the following requirements:
Satisfactorily fulfill graduate admissions requirements for Brandman University. Submit three letters of recommendation and recommendation waivers from individuals who have had experience with you in an academic setting and knowledge of your academic potential and from someone who knows you in a work setting, preferably one where you have worked with children. Submit a current resume which includes experiences working with children. Submit an autobiography essay (2-3 pages) describing life experiences that have shaped your approach to working with children and youth and what led to the decision to become a school psychologist and your commitment to the program. Arrange an intake interview with the Associate Dean or other designated faculty. If usingOption Two in the graduate admissions requirements and have a grade point average between 2.5 and 2.99 in the last 30 graded semester credits (45 quarter units) in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program including credits earned toward a credential, you are required to submit passing scores from one of the following standard admissions tests:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE): any two of the three GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative or Analytical Writing) may be used to meet graduate admissions standards for this program. The minimum acceptable score for the Verbal is 150, Quantitative sections is 141 and minimum score for Analytic Writing is 4.5.
Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 403.
How to Apply:
Only credit from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted for transfers.International applicants or domestic applicants with transcripts from international institutions must also submit foreign transcripts.
PLEASE DO NOT FAX TRANSCRIPTS OR TEST SCORES.
Please mail all official transcripts to the following address:
Brandman University Office of Admission
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618
With the exception of transcripts or test scores, you may also fax additional required documents directly to the Office of Admission at (866) 659-1143 or e-mail the documents as attachments to email@example.com.
|CSPU 500||Introduction to Counseling and Intervention||3|
|CSPU 510||Introduction to the Ethical Practice of School Psychology||3|
|CSPU 512||Advanced Counseling and Intervention||3|
|CSPU 513||Group Leadership and Intervention||3|
|CSPU 514||Cultural and Community Issues in Counseling||3|
|CSPU 516||Children and Youth in Developmental Center||3|
|CSPU 534||Practicum in School Psychology I||3|
|CSPU 535||Practicum in School Psychology II||3|
|CSPU 616||Leadership and Systems Change||3|
|CSPU 622||Supervision and Mentoring in School Psychology I||3|
|CSPU 623||Supervision and Mentoring in School Psychology II||3|
|CSPU 624||Supervision and Mentoring in School Psychology III||3|
|CSPU 625||Supervision and Mentoring in School Psychology IV||3|
|CSPU 636||Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessment for Intervention||3|
|CSPU 637||Psychoeducational Assessment I||3|
|CSPU 638||Psychoeducational Assessment II||3|
|CSPU 639||Advanced Positive Behavioral Supports||3|
|CSPU 640||Consultation and Indirect Intervention||3|
|CSPU 641||Best Practices in School Psychology||3|
|EDUU 519||Strategies: Mild and Moderate||3|
|EDUU 600||Research and Evaluation Methods||3|
|EDUU 602||Positive Behavioral Supports||3|
|EDUU 606||Seminar in Learning Theory||3|
|EDUU 655||Individualized Education Plan Development and Special Education Law||3|
The school psychology program also requires the following:
Fieldwork and Internship: All candidates must complete the two practicum courses in school psychology and a minimum of 450 hours of practica fieldwork prior to beginning the final year fieldwork or internship with a minimum of 1200 hours of field experience. Most of these hours must be completed in a public school setting. All hours must be under the supervision of an experienced professional with a Pupil Personnel credential in school psychology.
Applications for practicum courses must be filed with the clinical coordinator at least two terms prior to the session in which a student plans to begin student teaching (or by the deadline established at the campus of residence). All the Credential and Program requirements must be met prior to any practicum courses being taken.
Exit Interview: Candidates must successfully complete an oral exit interview, a professional portfolio, and a capstone project to exit the program. Candidates must meet all course requirements and earn a score of 147 or better on the ETS Praxis exam in school psychology (#0401).
Upon successfully completion of all degree and credential and program requirements, graduates may apply to be recommended to the CTC for their PPSP credential. Candidates may do this by filling out the on-line Recommendation Form on the School of Education Services page on MyBrandman. The candidate’s application is then reviewed and recommended by the Teacher Accreditation Department to the CTC for the credential.