The Department of Psychology at East Carolina University offers the Master of Arts and Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology. The program is a three-year program requiring full-time attendance. Students are admitted with the understanding that they will pursue both degrees simultaneously; the MA cannot be earned without also completing the requirements for the CAS degree. The school psychology program requires a minimum of 63 semester hours of work. This includes 57 hours of course work including a required thesis and a full-time, 1200 hour internship in the third year (6 semester hours). The program holds approval by the National Association of School Psychologists, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Completion of the MA, CAS program qualifies the student for licensure as a Specialist-level School Psychologist in North Carolina, meets the educational qualifications to seek North Carolina Board of Psychology licensure as a Psychological Associate, and meets the educational qualifications for certification via NASP's National School Psychology Certification System. Graduates also meet the requirements of licensure and certification in many other states. Admission is for full-time graduate study, beginning in the fall semester only. The program is full-time with classes offered on-campus during the day. There is no distance education option for this program.
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