Practicum in School Psychology

Course Description

The school-based practicum provides School Psychology candidates an orientation to school and community professionals as well as clarify the role of the school psychologist. Candidates are placed in school settings and attend a university-based seminar. Placement consists of 450 hours. Grading is by S, U, and IP.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply key aspects of school psychology in the areas of theory, legal and ethical principles, and educational/psychological practices in a K-12 setting.
  • Develop professional learning opportunities for school personnel.
  • Collaborate with teachers, staff, parents, and community stakeholders.
  • Examine the psychological, educational, and behavioral needs of a diverse student population.

Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 200,000 alumni worldwide.

#1 Choice for CA Teachers

NU has recommended more candidates for teaching credentials in CA than any other university in the state.

Accredited by NCATE

Sanford College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Four-Week Courses

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

20+ Locations

Attend class and learn onsite at one of over 20 locations in California.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

Chat with an Advisor
National University
Chat Options