2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    Oct 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Psychology, MS

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The M.S. in School Psychology prepares candidates to be highly trained in both psychology and education. They help children and youth succeed academically, socially and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents and other professionals to create safe, healthy and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school. 

The Metcalf School of Education enjoys an excellent reputation with school districts across the Inland Empire, and maintains strong relationships with district faculty, staff, and administrators. As a result, CBU educators are competitively positioned in the education marketplace.

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in School Psychology Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog. Specific admission requirements for the graduate programs in School Counseling and in School Psychology are listed below.

  1. Minimum 3.0 grade point average.
  2. Certificate of Clearance must be granted prior to admission.
  3. California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) must be passed. Documentation must be provided.
  4. Prerequisites (completed with grades of C or better)
    • General Psychology
    • Introductory Statistics
    • Growth Development and Learning or Life Span Development or Educational Psychology
    • Abnormal Psychology or Personality Theory
    • At least two prerequisites must be completed prior to admission. Remaining prerequisites must be completed within the first semester of the program.
  5. Three Recommendations, completed on forms provided, from professional sources who can address your potential for success. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations
  6. Comprehensive Essay of at least 500 words that includes the following elements:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Why you are suited to be an educator
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University
  7. Acceptance by the director of the graduate program

Program Requirements (68 units)

Students completing all requirements including course requirements, 450 hours of introductory fieldwork, 1200 hours of field experience/ internship following completion of coursework, and a passing score on the required Praxis exam for School Psychology will be eligible for the Master of Science in School Psychology and may apply for recommendation for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with an authorization in School Psychology.

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