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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

SPY G 689 - Internship in School Psychology

6 Credit(s) | Internship | Graded
Repeatable for credit - total credits: 12 / total completions: 2

The internship placement consists of a full-time fieldwork experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, under the supervision of a practicing licensed school psychologist. This course provides 1200 hours of supervised internship required for state and national certification. The first 600 hours of the internship must be in an approved school setting. The second may be in a school setting or a clinical setting (under the supervision of a licensed or certified psychologist). Students take this course in conjunction with an internship seminar. The seminar includes lectures and discussions about state and national certification requirements, case studies, assessments and multidisciplinary evaluations, legal and ethical concerns, issues of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and access, and general topics related to the internship experience. Capstone portfolio and daily log are required. University supervision and the approval of the Program Director are required. The course is taken for 6 Lecture Hours (6 credits during fall semester), and 6 Lecture Hours (6 Credits during spring semester).

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of required pre-internship coursework and fieldwork with grades of B or better in each,
  • Satisfactory completion of practica (i.e., SPY 685, 686, as well as 687 if applicable) with minimum ratings on the Practicum Student Evaluation Form of:
    • 3.0 in Critical Personal Qualities and
    • 2.5 in Professional Knowledge and Skills,
  • Passing score on the MTEL,
  • Passing score on the master’s comprehensive exam (if the student earned the MEd in the School Psychology program at UMass Boston), and
  • Recommendation of the School Psychology program faculty