ESPY School Psychology

ESPY   7080   The Psychology of Learning

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

ESPY   7090   Selected Topics in School Psychology

1-6 Credit Hours.   1-6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Participants are introduced to topics in school psychology that will be useful in their practice as school psychologists. This course is designed to meet the special needs of pre-service or in-service school psychologists. Some topics might include assessment, intervention, consultation or evaluation/research in school psychology.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

ESPY   7130   Professional School Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study will be made of the development of school psychology and its' present status and trends. The professional responsibilities of the school psychologist will be explored in the context of social, legal and ethical issues that affect practice.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to School Psychology program or permission of instructor.

ESPY   7131   Behavioral Interventions

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   4 Lab Hours.

Prepares school psychologists, counselors and classroom consultants to manage children with moderate to severe conduct problems so that they can profit from classroom instruction. Includes symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management of children with conduct disorders that hamper learning.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to School Psychology program or permission of instructor.

ESPY   7132   Classroom-based Performance and Psychometrics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to develop a basic understanding of comprehensive psychoeducational assessment procedures for children with learning or behavioral problems. The focus is basic multi-factor assessment design and psychometrics. Training in multi-factored assessment skills, particularly as they relate to classroom performance, observation, interviewing skills, oral language tests, and achievement tests.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the School Psychology program.

ESPY   7133   Implications of Child Psychopathology in Schools

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to provide graduate students with knowledge of childhood psychopathology and its implications in educational settings. Students will become aware of various mental health disorders in childhood and learn about a range of behaviors that differ from accepted social standards within our cultural institutions. Discussion will focus on the diagnostic criteria of various childhood mental health disorders and implications of childhood psychopathology for schools.

ESPY   7230   Developmental Diagnosis in Early Childhood

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course prepares school psychologists, counselors, social workers, special education personnel, and classroom teachers and consultants to develop awareness of theoretical foundations, research and practive relevant to the development of children birth through twenty-one. Developmental diagnosis in early childhood is the focus, incorporating physical, cognitive, language, social-emotional, and adaptive development areas. Also included is discussion of symptoms, diagnosis, early intervention and treatment, IDEIA disability categories and eligibility, and management of children at-risk.

ESPY   8130   Curriculum-based Assessment and Response-to-Intervention

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills in Curriculum Based Assessment (CBA), specific Curriculum Based Measures (CBM), problem-solving assessment, and response to intervention (RTI), as it relates to academic achievement. Specifically, the course will enable candidates to engage in early identification, determining the magnitude of deficits when they are present, develop academic goals and intervention plans, and monitor student progress toward academic goals.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in ESPY   7132; admission to the School Psychology program.

ESPY   8131   Individual Intellectual Assessment

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed for students majoring in School Psychology. It provides intensive experience in the administration, scoring, and score-based interpretation of individual psychological tests for educational purposes.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in ESPY   7132; admission to the School Psychology program.

ESPY   8132   Addressing Diversity in School-based Conceptualization

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course buildings on knowledge and skills in intellectual assessment that school psychology students gained in ESPY   8131. It provides experience in integrating all assessment data, interpretating test data, conceptualizing, and report writing. The focus of the course is to provide graduate students will a foundation of knowledge, awareness, and skills in multicultural issues related to school-based conceptualization. The course will cover theories, research, and practices associated with school-based conceptualization utilizing multicultural competence with emphases on within-group differences and the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexuality, social class, and disability/exceptionality.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in ESPY   8131; admission to the School Psychology program.

ESPY   8133   Personality and Behavioral Assessment in the Schools

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides school psychology students with extensive experience in administering, scoring, and interpreting personality and behavioral assessment measures. School psychology students will also learn to conduct a clinical interview and integrate information from various assessment sources to write an integrated report.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in ESPY   8132.

ESPY   8135   Crisis Intervention and Prevention

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The course investigates exemplary crisis intervention and prevention programs that promote the mental health and physical well-being of ALL individuals (schools and communities). This course also examines the history and development of crisis intervention. A focus will be developing skills and knowledge required to effectively intervene and assist children, adults, and families (including teachers and administrators in schools) during periods of crisis. The course will highlight the importance of prevention in decreasing the number and severity of crisis situations. Criteria for determining empirically validated programs are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "B" in COUN   7332 or PSYC   7333.

ESPY   8136   School, Home, and Community Partnering

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed for students majoring in School Psychology. Graduate candidates develop skills in partnering with parents/guardians and community agencies/resources to improve the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional functioning of the Pre-K through 12 student.

ESPY   8230   Consulting in Educational Settings

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Presents theories and develops skills needed to assist adults working with children at risk and with special needs in both rural and urban educational settings. Intervention during crises affecting children in schools will be presented.

Prerequisite: Admission to Ed.S. in School Psychology program or permission of instructor. Prerequisite(s): Admission to EDS in School Psychology program or permission of instructor.

ESPY   8631   Seminar in School Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides a review of professional competency issues, legal/ethical issues, practice guidelines and practice applications for students entering the School Psychology Internship.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

ESPY   8737   Practicum in School Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Experience with school children having learning problems will be provided. Complete child studies will be made and students will develop competence in working with children, teachers, educational specialists and parents under supervision.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment with a minimum grade of "B" in ESPY   8133 or permission of instructor and proof of professional liability insurance.

ESPY   8738   School Psychology Internship I

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Supervised field experience to provide the comprehensive range of experiences in the professional role of school psychologists. Experiences will be individually planned to include assessment, direct interventions, indirect interventions and evaluation/research.

Prerequisite(s): ESPY   8737, admission to EDS in School Psychology, and proof of professional liability insurance.

ESPY   8739   School Psychology Internship II

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Supervised field experience to provide the comprehensive range of experiences in the professional role of school psychologists. Experiences will be individually planned to include assessment, direct interventions, indirect interventions and evaluation/research.

Prerequisite(s): ESPU 8738, admission to EDS in School Psychology, and proof of professional liability insurance.

ESPY   8839   Action Research in School Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Students will apply their knowledge of research skills by preparing and completing a research project related to a practical problem in school psychology or student services. Ethical and legal guidelines as appropriate for the project are to be followed. Format decisions will be made in consultation with appropriate faculty member. Students are limited to register for this course twice during the program of study.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in EDUR   8434.

ESPY   8890   Directed Individual Study

1-6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course permits specialization beyond regular course content through in-depth study of individually selected topics of interest and importance in school psychology or student services. The study will be directed by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of advisor.