Graduate Certificate program in School Psychology at Fordham University

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The Fordham Graduate School of Education offers two Advanced Certificate (formerly Professional Diploma) programs in school psychology. Both programs lead to certification as a school psychologist. One of these programs, the bilingual Advanced Certificate program, leads specifically to a school psychology certificate with a bilingual extension.

Both Advanced Certificate programs prepare students to serve as practicing school psychologists. The student is then awarded the Advanced Certificate. Students who complete the program successfully are eligible to apply for National Certification as a School Psychologist, and students who are U.S. citizens are recommended to New York state for New York certification as a school psychologist.

Graduates of the bilingual school psychology program who complete the master in the psychology of the bilingual students are eligible for New York state certification as bilingual school psychologists (i.e. certification as a school psychologist with a bilingual extension).

To complete an Advanced Certificate in school psychology or bilingual school psychology, students must.

Complete the prescribed program of study, including a minimum of 66 credits beyond the baccalaureate degree, with a minimum of 30 graduate credits taken at Fordham with the approval of an adviser (credit for previous graduate work is granted depending on its relation to the program) .

Maintain a minimum overall graduate grade point average of 3.25 (between B and B+) .

Although a passing score on the test is not required for graduation, students are encouraged but not required to seek national certification. Because the Fordham school psychology program is fully approved by NASP, students who successfully complete the program and obtain passing scores on the national certification exam are eligible for National Certification as a School Psychologist.

Acceptance into the program carries with it the responsibility to uphold the published ethical standards of the American Psychological Association. Violation of ethical standards may result in termination from the program. The program is committed to fostering and maintaining a learning environment in which all members of the community feel valued and respected. Students may be terminated from the program if they fail to complete any of these requirements.

Applicants who lack one or of these prerequisites may be admitted to the program however, all but two prerequisites must be completed prior to taking any program coursework. These two prerequisites may be taken concurrently with program coursework. It is preferred that missing prerequisites be taken at Fordham.

Have academic and professional goals consistent with the objectives and purposes of the program.

Applicants for the bilingual program must also demonstrate competency in both English and a second language through a license as a bilingual teacher or a successful rating on a test of dual language proficiency (for example, New York state Education Department Language Proficiency Examination).

Adv Cert Pro-Seminar in the Professional Practice of School Psychology 2.

Advanced Certificate Internship in School Psychology I 5.

Advanced Certificate Internship in School Psychology II 5.

Adv Cert Professional Practice in School Psychology Comprehensive Assessment.

Students pursuing a Ph.D. in school psychology along with this advanced certificate may fulfill this requirement with PSGE 7609 Advanced Personality Assessment and PSGE 7619 Advanced Personality Assessment Lab, in lieu of PSGE 7412 and PSGE 7432.

Students pursuing a Ph.D. in school psychology along with this advanced certificate may fulfill this requirement with PSGE 7900 Proseminar in Psychological and Educational Services, in lieu of PSGE 7372.

Students pursuing a Ph.D. in school psychology along with this advanced certificate may fulfill this requirement with PSGE 7210 Experimental Design and PSGE 7211 Correlational Design and Analysis, or PSGE 7681 Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology and Education I and PSGE 7682 Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology and Education II, in lieu of PSGE 5203 and PSGE 6702.

Internship includes one full academic year or a minimum of 1500 hours of supervised fieldwork (full time for one year or part time over two years). Students pursuing a Ph.D. in school psychology along with this advanced certificate may fulfill this requirement with PSGE 7490 Doctoral Internship in School Psychology I and PSGE 7492 Doctoral Internship in School Psychology II, in lieu of PSGE 7480 and PSGE 7481.

Requires a minimum of 1 day per week with onsite supervision for 15 weeks in an approved school setting.

Students pursuing a Ph.D. in school psychology along with this advanced certificate may fulfill this requirement with PSGE 6603 Multicultural Issues in Professional Psychology, in lieu of EDGE 6101.

Subject (course) information includes any changes approved for the current academic year.

12 Months Duration
66 Credit hours
Yes GRE Required
No Scholarships Available

Composition of student population

25 Post-master's certificate
33 Postbaccalaureate certificate

Tuition for School Psychology graduate program at Fordham University

$23,846 In-state Tuition & Fees
$23,846 Out-of-state Tuition & Fees

How does certificate program tuition for Fordham University compares with other universities in New York?

Fordham University is a private university with an average tuition of $23,846 per year. This tuition gives it an affordability index of #18 among all universities in the New York, and an affordability index of #178 among all the universities in the US.

UniversityTuition / Year
School Psychology Certificate program at SUNY at Albany$13,435
School Psychology Certificate program at Adelphi University$43,950
School Psychology Certificate program at Columbia University in the City of New York$51,194
School Psychology Certificate program at Yeshiva University$35,100

Universities with Similar Certificate Programs

Program NameTuition / Year
School Psychology Certificate program at Eastern University$13,610
School Psychology Certificate program at Alverno College$10,521
School Psychology Certificate program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago$23,576
School Psychology Certificate program at Adelphi University$43,950

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