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    College of William & Mary
  Dec 17, 2017
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog

EDUC P23 - Introduction to Professional School Psychology

(1). Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. Program in School Psychology.

This course provides an introductory survey of school psychology as a specialty of professional psychology. The roles and functions of the school psychologist will be explored as they relate to Virginia and the nation; political and legal implication of these roles are identified. This introduction encompasses nu­merous topics including the historical development of the specialty; relationship to other specialties in psychology and education; graduate training and models of professional preparation; licensure and certification; special education laws relevant to the practice of school psychology; diversity of practice settings; and diversity of client populations served. The course includes an experiential component in which students are required to visit local schools and observe a variety of educational and psychological programs and practices.