||PED504 - School Psychology Orientation
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An exploration of the field of School Psychology and its suitability as a personal career choice. Emphasis is on an understanding of the multiple roles of school psychologists that includes counseling, coordination and collaboration. Field experiences, using interviews and observations, will give students insight into their future vocations. Emphasis is placed on oral and written communication, and observational skills. Practicum experience is required. Grading is by S or U only.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
- Receive an orientation from the University librarian and understand the use of available research materials with a follow-up assignment.
- Discuss the relevance of choosing an Action Research project versus a formal Thesis.
- Discuss literature related to Consumerism in Education.
- Receive from the Credential Department the steps (checklist) required for obtaining School Psychology state credential and establish their credential packet.
- Receive formal admission into the PPS program.
- Understand the program requirements and meet their faculty advisor.
- Understand the history and foundation, and current standards of the school psychology profession.
- Understand the structure and requirements of the PPS program at National University; connection of program coursework to the final portfolio project, Practicum/Internship requirements, and the final competency exam (ETS Praxis Exam- School Psychology).
- Understand the merit of professional associations associated with the School Psychology profession; professional related standards (NASP Standards).
- Understand the importance of APA (American Psychological Association) writing style; writing rubrics.
|Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate knowledge of school and systems structure, organization, and theory;
general and special education; technology
resources; and evidence-based school practices
that promote academic outcomes, learning,
social development, and mental health; demonstrates skills to develop and implement practices and strategies to create and maintain effective and supportive learning environments for children and others.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the history and foundations of school psychology; multiple service models and methods; ethical, legal, and professional standards; and other factors related to professional identity and
effective practice as school psychologists; demonstrates skills to provide services consistent with ethical, legal, and professional standards; engage in responsive ethical and professional decision-making;
collaborate with other professionals; and apply
professional work characteristics needed for effective practice as school psychologists, including respect for human diversity and social justice, communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, responsibility, adaptability,
initiative, dependability, and technology skills.
Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.
Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.
The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations
National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:
Contact the Library:
- (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
- 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)
Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help
- Recorded class presentations
- Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:
- Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
- Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
- There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures