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Curriculum Requirements

School Psychology

School Psychology Courses (34 Credit Hours)

SCHP 540 – Seminar and Practicum in School Psychology (3)

SCHP 541 – Psychometrics for School Psychology (3)

SCHP 542 – Practicum in Psychoeducational Assessment (6)

SCHP 546 – Practicum in Consultation and Intervention (6)

SCHP 549 – Internship in School Psychology (3)

SCHP 649 – Advanced Internship in School Psychology (3)

SCHP 651 – Professional Practice in School Psychology: Clinic (3)

SCHP 652 – Advanced Professional Practice within School Psychology (3)

SCHP 653 – Internship Exploration and Application in School Psychology (1)

SCHP 690 – Psychopathology in School and Mental Health Settings (3)

Counseling Courses (12 Credit Hours)

COUN 525 – Assessment and Testing in Counseling (3)

COUN 551 – Theory and Practice of Counseling (3)

COUN 570 – Cross-Cultural Counseling: Theory and Research (3)

COUN 554 – Group Dynamics and Methods (3)

Educational Psychology Courses (29-33 Credit Hours)

EDPY 505 – Quasi-Experimental and Single-Subject Design Research (3)

EDPY 510 – Psychological Theories of Human Development Applied to Education (3)

EDPY 515 – Educational Applications of Behavioral Theories of Learning (3)

EDPY 516 – Educational Applications of Cognitive and Affective Models (3)

EDPY 517 – Direct Assessment and Interventions for Academic Skills Deficits (3)

EDPY 577 – Statistics in Applied Fields I (3) OR STAT 531 – Survey of Statistical Methods I (3)

EDPY 601 – Professional Seminar (1)

EDPY 636 – Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychology and Behavior Analysis (3)

EDPY 655 – Research in Psychoeducational Studies (4-8)

EDPY 677 – Statistics in Applied Fields II (3)
OR STAT 532 – Survey of Statistical Methods II (3)

Psychology Courses (9 Credit Hours)

PSYC 420 – History and Systems of Psychology (3)
OR PSYC 565 – History and Systems of Psychology (3)

PSYC 461 – Behavioral Neuroscience (3)

PSYC 550 – Social Psychology (3)

Special Education Course (3 Credit Hours)

SPED 555 – Methods of Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)

Curricula-Instruction Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Students, in consultation with their advisor, must select one of the following courses.

SPED 556 – Methods of Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (3)

REED 530 – Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)

REED 536 – Psychology of Reading (3)

REED 537 – Diagnosis and Correction of Classroom Reading Problems (3)

Statistics & Research Design Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Students, in consultation with their advisor, must select one course. These are sample courses that fulfill this requirement:

PSYC 461 – Behavioral Neuroscience (3)

PSYC 550 – Social Psychology (3)

Disseration (24 Credit Hours)

EDPY 600 – Doctoral Research and Dissertation (24)

Once dissertation hours begin, they must be registered for continually (fall, spring, and summer terms) until the final defense is completed.


NOTE: Please check the Graduate Catalog for the most recent course descriptions

Updated 11/06/2018

Educational Psychology & Counseling Department
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

535 Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996-3452
Phone: 865-974-8145 Fax: 865-974-0135