National University




PED678 Practicum in School Psychology

Lead Faculty: Dr. Diana Wheeler

Course Description

The purpose of the school-based practicum is to provide School Psychology candidates with an orientation to school and community professionals as well as to clarify the role of the school psychologist. Candidates are placed in a school setting and attend a university-based seminar. Placement consists of 450 hours. Grading is by S or U only.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine key aspects of school psychology including psychological theory, legal principles, ethical, educational and psychological research.
  • Develop professional development for teachers and other school personnel.
  • Collaborate with teachers, staff, parents, and community stakeholders.
  • Examine the psychological needs of a student population that is ethnically, language-diverse and students with physical, mental, and or behavior handicaps.