Discussion in 'General Education' started by BB0211, May 19, 2009.
May 19, 2009
I am interested in getting my masters in Educational Psychology.
Does anyone have a degree in this?
May 20, 2009
I don't, but I have always wanted to do the same. I'll be interested to see what types of responses you get.
I would think it would be interesting!
It sounds interesting, I guess I too would like to hear from someone who has it. My big question is what would you do in a school setting with it? Guidance Counselor or something else? Or would you need to go on and get a PH.d for a school psychologist position.
May 21, 2009
I am currently in a master's program to become a School Psychologist, but it is not a degree in "Educational Psychology." It is actually a M.A. in Counseling, with an option in School Psychology. For now, you don't need a Ph.D. to be a School Psychologist. You can become a SP at the "Specialist" level with an M.A.
School Counselors in my area also get degrees in Counseling, with options in School Based Counseling, or School Counseling.
For SP, I can say it can be a VERY intensive program, depending on where you go to school. It is a 3-4 year program, depending on where you go, and requires a full school year of internship, which is more often than not unpaid. In our program, our first year is all Applied behavior analysis, and Counseling, the second year is all assessments and consulting, and the third is a full time internship. After going through a NASP approved program, you can become a NCSP, which will make it easier to get a job in a different state, should you decide to move after you graduate.
Not sure if this answers your question or not though...
I am note sure if I would want to go into School Counseling, School Psychology, or just regular Counseling. A lot of decisions to make!
Until then, I am fully enjoying teaching 4th grade!
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