University of Colorado Denver

School Psychology

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Principally designed to train doctoral-level practitioners in schools, this 94-credit hour PsyD program includes coursework, practica, externship, a capstone project, and internship. Graduates of this program are eligible for a state credential as a school psychologist and to apply for licensure by the Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners.

Consistent with a practitioner-scholar model, the PsyD Program in School Psychology prepares professional school psychologists through rigorous academic study integrated with intensive supervised clinical practice to work with children ages birth to 21. The Program includes an emphasis on prevention and the ecological influences on behavior, as well as respect for all aspects of diversity. Training focuses on the delivery of mental health services in schools and the development of advanced level practice skills and stresses the application of scholarly findings to practice. Students also receive substantial training regarding working in diverse, urban environments and the program infuses promoting advocacy and social justice throughout training experiences.

Optional Bilingual School Psychologist Concentration Area: Provides school psychology students with the knowledge and skills to effectively serve culturally and linguistically diverse English language learners in the school setting.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Geneva Sarcedo
Academic Advisor
School of Education & Human Development, Academic Services Center
Telephone: (303) 315-6351

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