School Psychology, MS/CAGS

Northeastern University’s Master of Science/Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in School Psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The overarching purpose of the program is to develop highly competent school psychologists. Some students also choose to specialize in either early intervention or applied behavior analysis. The early intervention training option is designed to prepare school psychologists to work with infants and toddlers and their families in community and related agencies, on interdisciplinary teams, and on the transition to school. The applied behavior analysis training option is designed to prepare school psychologists to address the learning and behavioral needs of children and adolescents with challenging behaviors in school, home, and community settings, including children with autism spectrum disorders.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

MS Requirements

A grade of B– or higher is required in all course work.

Clinical/Applied
CAEP 6201Introduction to Assessment3
CAEP 6347Behavior Management3
CAEP 6350Introduction to Cognitive Assessment3
CAEP 6400Prepracticum in School Psychology1
Foundations
CAEP 6203Understanding Culture and Diversity3
CAEP 6206Learning Principles3
CAEP 6218Infant, Child, and Adolescent Development3
CAEP 6247Child and Adolesent Psychopathology3
CAEP 7750Biological Bases of Behavior3
CAEP 6365Seminar in School Psychology3

MS Options

Complete one of the following options:

Option without Specialization 

CAEP 6202Research, Evaluation, and Data Analysis3

Applied Behavior Analysis Option  

CAEP 6327Behavior Assessment3
CAEP 6328Research and Design Methods3

Early Intervention Option 

CAEP 5150Early Intervention: Family Systems3
CAEP 8425Early Intervention Practicum 12
SLPA 6335Early Intervention: Assessment and Intervention3
CAEP 8426Early Intervention Practicum 22
CAEP 6202Research, Evaluation, and Data Analysis3

MS Program Credit/GPA Requirements

31 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required

CAGS Requirements

A grade of B– or higher is required in all course work.

Clinical/Applied
CAEP 6353Curriculum-Based Assessment and Instruction3
CAEP 6354Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment3
CAEP 6345Learning Problems: Educational, Biological, and Ecological Perspectives3
CAEP 6360Consultation and Program Evaluation3
CAEP 6399Clinical Skills in Counseling Psychology3
CAEP 6401Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools 13
CAEP 6402Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools 23
Research
Practicum
CAEP 8415Practicum in School Psychology 12
CAEP 8416Practicum in School Psychology 22
Internship
CAEP 8501Internship in School Psychology 13
CAEP 8502Internship in School Psychology 23

CAGS Optional Specializations

Note: A specialization is optional. Consult your faculty advisor for more information.

Early Intervention Specialization

Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization 

CAEP 6336Systematic Inquiry 13
CAEP 6329Service Administration3
CAEP 8417Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 12
CAEP 8418Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 22

CAGS Program Credit/GPA Requirements

31 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required