2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Psychology, MS

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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 taken prior to admission and passed by completion of the second semester of enrollment. 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
  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 (61 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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