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Educational and School Psychology, School Counseling

Educational and School Psychology, School Counseling

Educational psychology focuses on the study of learning outcomes, student attributes, and instructional processes directly related to the classroom and the school, such as amount of instructional time or individual differences in school learning. An educational psychologist helps gather information for teachers and parents when students have academic or behavioral problems. They assist by evaluating students' thinking abilities and assessing individual strengths and weaknesses. Together, the parents, teachers, and educational psychologist formulate plans to help students learn more effectively. Educational psychologists work mostly in elementary and secondary school classrooms. They also may work in other settings such as colleges, consulting organizations, corporations, industry, the military, and religious institutions.

School psychologists work directly with public and private schools. They assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate. They evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs, behavior management procedures, and other services provided in school setting.

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University of the Rockies Online

Educational Leadership
Master of Arts in Psychology

Pursue your Master of Arts in Psychology, Educational Leadership Specialization at University of the Rockies. Apply the science of psychology to leading educational programs, organizations, or departments. Study adult learning theory and instructional systems design. Evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in education. Assess human behavior, both normal and abnormal, and demonstrate your ability to facilitate learning, growth, and change. This degree is designed for those students who are not seeking certification credentials as a licensed public school teacher, administrator, or principal.

An online degree from the University of the Rockies (UoR) does not lead to teacher licensure in any state. If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at UoR to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license.

University of the Southwest

Mental Health Counseling
Master of Science in Education

University of the Southwest's Master of Science in Education, School Counseling is a 42-credit, fully online degree program designed to prepare you for licensure as a school counselor in primary, elementary, middle, and high school settings.

With coursework in counseling theories and techniques; counseling ethics; career development; and group, family and child/adolescent counseling, you will develop the knowledge and skillset to interact with students from varying backgrounds and serve as an advocate for their academic, career and personal success. You will learn how to:

  • Focus on the relations and interactions between students and their school environment with the expressed purpose of reducing the effect of environmental and institutional barriers that impede student academic success
  • Assist students with evaluating and considering future educational and career paths
  • Provide an atmosphere where all students can learn

Practicums and an internship are required and can be completed in a variety of settings.

The Master of Science in Education, School Counseling is accredited by the New Mexico Public Education Department and prepares students for licensure as a school counselor in state of New Mexico.

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