Aug 16, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About the Program

The school psychology curriculum at UMass Boston is based on a problem-solving, consultative model informed by recent research and best practices recommended by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The program addresses the knowledge bases of psychology and education. It emphasizes data-based decision-making and collaboration. Students must attain the skills necessary to deliver effective services that result in positive outcomes. Course work and field experience emphasize appreciation and sensitivity toward individual differences and cultural diversity.

The NASP Practice Model (2010) guides the curricula of the School Psychology Program at UMass Boston. Faculty address the domains in the courses they teach and fieldwork they supervise. They assess student growth in all 10 domains at key points in the program. Students must demonstrate themselves to be competent in the model as a requirement for graduation.

The MEd level of the School Psychology Program is for students who only have a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in a non-relevant field. Once students satisfy the MEd requirements, they will complete a change of level form and matriculate into the EdS.