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Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.
The mission of this thesis-based degree is to prepare school psychologists to be contributors and effective collaborators in enhancing learning and mental health outcomes for all individuals, in a wide variety of settings.
To achieve these goals, our program cultivates students who are theoretically- and scientifically-informed critical thinkers who demonstrate excellence as providers of high-quality, evidence-based prevention, assessment, intervention and research services. Our graduates leave well-armed to serve as leaders in the effective application of educational and psychological principles to the learning environment at both the individual and systems levels.
Content Courses: Topics include research design in statistics, ethics in professional psychology, disorders of learning and behaviour and more.
Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
Practicum Courses: Two practicum courses in a supervised setting.
Research, not-for-profit organizations, community agencies, post-secondary institutions, hospitals, counsellors, private practice settings, intercultural communication, culture studies, curricular consultant, public and private education systems,community and non-governmental agencies.
Completion of content courses, practicum and thesis
14 courses including practicum courses
Two years full-time; four years maximum; one year residency requirement
A supervisor is required, but is not required prior to the start of the program
A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the last two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
Honours degree in Psychology (or equivalent) is preferred; applicants with a degree in Psychology, previous experience in the Psychological field. Normally, a minimum of 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) in Educational Psychology or Psychology. This must include: One undergraduate course in statistics, one senior undergraduate Psychology, or Educational Psychology course in each of cognitive-affective bases of behaviour and social bases of behaviour. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of “B-” or above.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
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