Sequence of Study

The sequence in which you complete your coursework and field experiences is crucial. The School Psychology program has been designed as a full-time, integrated 4-year sequence of courses and experiences. Most students work on a part-time basis (no more than 10-12 hours per week). Any variation from the defined 4-year sequence must be developed with your advisor and approved by the program director.

Some courses and experiences must be completed in tandem, others as prerequisites. Courses are offered only once a year. If you receive a grade below B-, you may be required to repeat the class. Depending on the class, this may have ramifications for your sequence of studies.

School psychology students who pursue the first year of their studies in the Community-Based Block have this "additional variable" in developing their sequence plan. It is especially crucial for CBB students to develop close working relationships with their school psychology advisors.

Note: Required courses are also listed and described in the SDSU Graduate Bulletin.

Course Sequence

Themes: Ecosystemic Thinking, Multicultural Communication & Data-Based Decision Making for Interventions

  • Foundations in Ecosystemic Thinking and Intro to School Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Communication Skills
  • Cross-Cultural Counseling w/ Lab
  • Response to Intervention: Assessment-Intervention Learning I & II
  • Seminar in Multicultural Dimensions in Counseling
  • Ecobehavioral Assessment-Intervention
  • Counseling Intervention with Children & Adolescents
  • Educational Psychology: Developmental and Biological Bases
  • Practicum: Schools (year-long)

Themes: Individual & Small Group: Consultation, Intervention and Evaluation within an RTI/MTSS Framework

  • RTI: Assessment and Instructional Support for CLD Learners
  • School Psychology Models for Family-School Collaboration
  • Prevention, Crisis Intervention & Conflict Resolution
  • Seminar: Evaluating Educational and Psychological Interventions
  • RTI: Advanced Assessment-Intervention: Specific Populations
  • Seminar: Advanced Research & Evaluation in School Psychology
  • School Psychology Theory & Process of Consultation
  • Fieldwork & Seminar: Schools (year-long) 

Themes: Advanced Individual & Systems Level Interventions

  • Dynamic Cognitive Assessment & Interventions
  • School-Based Mental Health Interventions
  • Ethics & Law for Educators
  • Advanced Learning & Multi-tiered Mediated Interventions
  • Advanced Consultation in Diverse Schools
  • Practicum & Seminar: Schools (year-long)
Themes: Integration of Multicultural School Psychology into Comprehensive Professional Practice
  • Internship in School Psychology (full-time)
  • Advanced Seminar in School Psychology (year-long)